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Gardens Blog Archive

My favourite plant… August

I’ve been really looking forward to writing about this plant so please sit back and prepare to share my enthusiasm. My joy and delight at this time of year is a grass which rejoices in the wonderful name of Molinia caerulea subsp. arundinacea ‘Transparent’. Thankfully it is also known as the Purple Moor Grass which […]

Making room for nature

Do you have a pond in your garden? Space and small childrens’ safety permitting, everyone should have access to water of some kind, simply because of the pleasure it brings.

My favourite plant… July

July can be a funny month in the garden – too much heat and everything has gone mad, too much cool damp weather and there seems to be a lot of green around and not enough colour to balance it out. And, yes, of course green is a colour too, as writers are always keen […]

My favourite plant… June

How do you choose a favourite plant in June? It’s simply impossible to select just one from the range of superstars all revving up right now. So instead, I’m going to write about one of my stalwarts, not a dazzler by any means, but a good solid prop of a plant: Rosa Cecile Brunner. The […]