A short treatise on the Blackthorn..
A bit of a complaint about Forsythias and other plants.
The heady scents of winter: small flowers, big smells.
In which we debate the differences in language and introduce the concept of Marmalade.
The art of making solid, stock proof hedges lives on...
It is raining. This is not unusual on this side of the Atlantic. We are making the best of it: the British 'stiff upper lip' is alive and well.
The answers to James's Winter Quiz.
A gardeny quiz to get you through the first days of proper winter. With a prize.
A visit to Great Dixter is well worth the trip: even if it is raining.
Pumpkins and Halloween
The delights and depths of the Quince
In which thought is given to bulb planting.
Cornwall, Gardens, Shipwrecks and Chips
The dahlia: unwavering provider of colour and zing to the late summer garden.
The wheelbarrow - one of the simplest and yet most important tools ever invented by man.
A look at the beaches, gardens and surprisingly perfect weather on the Isle of Colonsay.
Grass, Cricket and the advisability of monoculture.
Everybody should keep hens: go and get some.
In celebration of The National Gardens Scheme and one particular garden in Oxfordshire.
Hooray, it is Chelsea Flower Show week. The world's most famous flower show turns 100.
On trees, history, longbows and diseases.
The summer is nearly here and so are the flower shows.
In defence of the manipulation of trees and in praise of The Karate Kid
I defy anybody to resist a Magnolia. Big leaves, fabulous flowers and a sense of majesty.
On Spring's reluctance and staking perennials.
In Britain it is a bit grey and damp at this time of year - unless you get down on the ground and talk to the Snowdrops.
A new blog in a new country -- please tag along for the ride.