Category Archives: greenhouse

Set Fair

It was good to have that little ‘wobble’ last week, and good to be able to record it on the blog, as I can look back next year and confirm that despite the occasional nerves everything will come together in … Continue reading

Posted in Gardening, Gardens, greenhouse, open gardens | Tagged | 52 Comments

End of Month View: Green With a Touch of Colour

In this period between spring and summer one could easily be swallowed up by the green leafiness of the garden; green is such a soothing colour and the abundance of greenery must surely provide an environment not only for healing … Continue reading

Posted in annuals, cutting beds, End of Month View, Gardening, Gardens, greenhouse, projects, Spring | 22 Comments


Finally, The Project can be revealed – complete apart from a few finishing touches to the greenhouse itself. So, how did it all come about? It started after our garden openings last year when a neighbour asked what changes we … Continue reading

Posted in garden structure, Gardening, Gardens, greenhouse, projects | 40 Comments

Beginagain (like Michael Finnegan, but without involving whiskers)

There was an old man named Michael Finnegan, He grew whiskers on his chinnegan, The wind came down and blew them in again, Poor old Michael Finnegan (beginagain) And so the song continues with various other mishaps experienced by the … Continue reading

Posted in Gardening, Gardens, greenhouse, seed sowing | 17 Comments

In the Frame

Like Christina, it has been a busy week in the garden – well, with garden related things to be more accurate, as all but torrential rain on Wednesday ensured I stuck to drier tasks both then and at other times … Continue reading

Posted in Gardening, Gardens, greenhouse, seed sowing | Tagged , , , | 29 Comments

The Busiest of Times, the Quietest of Times

It has been a strange fortnight, beginning as it did with Christmas Day on a Monday; with leap years, I think this must be the first Christmas since I finished work  that has fallen on a Monday and somehow it … Continue reading

Posted in annuals, composting, Gardening, Gardens, greenhouse, seed sowing, Winter | Tagged , , , | 22 Comments

In A Vase on Monday: Winter Beauty

Although just a young shrub, winter flowering honeysuckle Lonicera purpusii ‘Winter Beauty’, has been flowering generously for a few weeks – but at the back of the shrub border where I can’t catch its fragrance. I had intended to use … Continue reading

Posted in Gardens, greenhouse, In a Vase on Monday | Tagged , , , , | 68 Comments