Gardening is People

Some decades ago, my folks were planning their garden; a friend of the family who happened to be an old gardener recommended two things: a mahonia bush and a snake-bark maple. The latter is gone but the mahonia remains, decades on. Everywhere I consider home has had at least one mahonia – it’s a measure […]

An Afternoon’s Changes

We spent the afternoon pottering around the garden. First, the fencepost on which the external road-visibility mirror is mounted got repainted a nice shade of green: We planted several tomatoes and made a start on some potatoes: and some bedding plants – lobelia to flop over the sides of planters: and some more petunias: and […]