container planting, Flowers in the Garden, Garden blogging

Six on Saturday – Patio Planting 23-06-2018

I am an infrequent contributor to Six on Saturday hosted by The Propagator Blog but coming back from my holiday and welcomed by a glorious display of colour on the patio I have to share them with you. 1. My Container Garden  It wasn’t deliberate that the brights are on one side and the gentle shades are… Continue reading Six on Saturday – Patio Planting 23-06-2018

Garden blogging, Garden Visits, Saga Holiday

Summer Gardens of Dorset – Day Three

A coach tour of six gardens in three days is just enough, I feel all gardens-out now. It has been a really wonderful holiday, meeting interesting people, eating lots of cake, drinking copious cups of tea and coffee as well as a lot of laughs playing impomtu very silly games in the evening.  The last… Continue reading Summer Gardens of Dorset – Day Three

Garden blogging, Garden Visits

Summer Gardens of Dorset – Day Two

Abbotsbury, Sub-tropical Gardens Before I started this garden tour I told friends that one of the gardens was Abbotsbury Sub-Tropical Gardens the first reaction of those who had been there was "Oh, you'll love it!". They were not wrong. The weather was a mixed bag - just right for wandering around but it was misty… Continue reading Summer Gardens of Dorset – Day Two

Garden blogging, Garden Visits

Summer Gardens of Dorset – Day One

Last year in July I went on my first Saga holiday to the Peak District on tour of six restored gardens and blogged about it when I returned home: A Garden Restoration Story. This year I decided to book myself on another of their special interest breaks and am in Bournemouth visiting six Dorset gardens.… Continue reading Summer Gardens of Dorset – Day One