I have been writing my blog since January 2011, it provides me with seven years to look back on and compare seasons, year on year. This year, 2018, in West Sussex we had a visiting of snow a few weeks ago, a little more yesterday and when I woke this morning there was more snow, … Continue reading When Winter Meets Spring!
Is it my imagination or have dahlias come to the fore this year? They seem to have a lot of publicity appearing on garden programs and magazine articles, as well as people with lots of 'dahlia talk' on social media. I have always admired the dahlias in the cutting garden at West Dean Gardens, Nr … Continue reading I’ve Gone a Little Daft about Dahlias
Unfortunately my plans to tick a visit to the Amsterdam Tulip fields off my list went awry this year. I have consoled myself with my tulips from Worthing. I am more than delighted with the display and the thought I had gone overboard buying bulbs last year has proved me wrong. You can never … Continue reading Tulips from Worthing
At last its been dry long enough for the lawn to dry out and for the first time since the beginning of the winter months, I dug the mower out of the shed and mowed the lawn! I never seem to learn not to walk on the wet lawn in the winter and yet again … Continue reading What a Difference a Mowed Lawn Makes
I'm reading, no I correct that, I am listening to The Chimp Paradox by Dr Steve Peters, on Audible, whilst traveling to and from work on the train. It is about mind management and far from being boring and heavy duty it is a fascinating insight into our nature (The Chimp) and nurture (The Human) characteristics. … Continue reading There Are No Guarantees
Spurred on with a new lease of life I had an idea that I would post a comparison of what was/is in the garden over the years I have written my blog. To my surprise I have only a couple of posts from this week in the past and none of them are to … Continue reading A Soggy Garden with Confused Plants