Enjoying Gardens and Gardening

“To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow”

Audrey Hepburn

Sweetcorn Rescue
Sweetcorn Rescue
After carefully nurturing the sweetcorn in pots, until I had cleared the first bed of potatoes, I finally got to plant out the sweetcorn this weekend.
Convolvulus cneorum
Convolvulus cneorum
This beautiful plant is also known as Silverbush. It is a compact evergreen plant which has white funnel-shaped flowers and oblong, silvery leaves. It flowers profusely from early summer until the autumn. 
Bees and Queen Wasps Emerging
Bees and Queen Wasps Emerging
I found the first Andrena fulva – tawny mining bee – whilst weeding the garden today. This is a solitary bee which nests underground, building a volcano-like mound of soil around the entrance to...
Lavatera arborea ‘Variegata’
Lavatera arborea ‘Variegata’
I first came across this variegated tree mallow, Lavatera arborea ‘Variegata’,  whilst browsing a seed catalogue in 1999 and fell in love with the description (there were no pictures or website to look at)....
Heathers
Heathers
Every year I am bewildered when I see garden centres and supermarkets selling ‘painted’ heathers in a variety of garish colours.