In the garden: December

What with low light levels, compressed daylight hours, and frantic Christmas preparations, December is usually my month off in the garden. However, I still always find time to observe and appreciate the garden, take notice of the few plants that have made a special effort to bring prettiness to a scene that is otherwise bleak,…

July View 2016, and a major garden edit

I've been putting off writing my End of Month View for the past few days, which is why it's late. I could blame a full-time job, a packed social diary, and some very intensive training for this, but if the truth be told, I haven't yet written about my July view because I'm not content…

June View 2016 (and progress in the back garden).

It's taken me a while to find a suitable moment to take photographs of the garden for June's End of Month View, hosted as usual by Helen at The Patient Gardener. Gusts, rain, glancing sunshine, and a full-time job do not good photos make. What's more, adding to the aesthetical difficulties was the sad spectacle…