Green

  Well I thought I had created a monster gallery of pink, but it turns out that Green really has the stage. Again, all photographs from 2015, and pretty much everyone has the name of the plant embedded in the data. Very organised I was then, and how many photos, especially in July, August and…

My own private oasis – lots of green, a little pink summery loveliness, bamboo, bananas, charity shop finds and lots that love the shade ….

This is a small private garden, no more than 24' wide and a little longer, well possible maybe twice as long, with a mature Horse Chestnut tree, from a neighbouring garden, that shades at least half of it. It was the reason we bought this house, such a beautiful sight in full flower and broke up…

Snapshot of a front garden – glorious lilies just at the moment

Watering in the front garden yesterday evening and everything has put on so much growth. The new Wisteria - and I must put up some wires - is rampant as is the Cotinus. Hebe Marjorie was cut back hard in the Spring and has forgiven me with much new growth from the old wood. The…

A well-earned rest in the midst of a Bamboo jungle…

Looking up from a near horizontal position in my new zero-gravity recliner this evening - half hidden by these glorious bamboos - Phyllostachys nigra, (the Black Bamboo), Phyllostachys aurea (the Golden Bamboo) and at the back, Pseudosassa japonica. They have loved the mild wet winter and put on some stonking growth. I've thinned this, a…

A busy day today – but this time I’m the client…

At last! Time for My Garden and taking out a large stand of Prunus laurocerasus (and not a little  aucuba, yew, euonymus and pyracantha) which has taken over a sizeable part of the garden over the past five years - revealing a large bamboo which can be seen from the house now - balancing the…