Ornamental gardening – flowers, foliage, landscaping. You name it.

The Beauty of Foxtail Lilies

It’s a new month, a new day and, yes, I have a new plant love. This time in the form of the beautiful foxtail lilies (Eremurus). I’ve been aware of these plants for several years but always thought them difficult to grow – I have no idea where I got that idea. Anyway, that’s besides the point, when I was shopping last autumn for bulbs I… Continue reading

Six of the Best Climbers For Your Garden

If you saw Friday’s video, you’ll know that I have a terrible fence that is in dire need of replacement. But it’s old and traditional, so I can’t simply pull out the old panels and slot new ones in; no, the entire thing needs to come out. Well, I honestly have better things to spend my money on and so I’m looking at hiding it instead. And, though I’m trying… Continue reading

Wooden Garages: Advantages vs Disadvantages

We’re lucky to have blazing sun at the moment, and to be honest, it feels like early summer rather than spring. When those back-doors are flung open again after the bitter, damp winter, the warm, fresh air seems to revitalise everything. Thoughts often then turn to new plants, landscaping works and possibly even the addition or replacement of sheds and garages. Done right, these garden structures can actually add… Continue reading

3 Tips on How to Speed Up Composting

Well, I’ve just been out in the garden on this wonderfully sunny day sowing seeds, transplanting veggies but also, turning the compost and manure heaps. I have A LOT of the stuff; particularly because the chickens remain in lockdown so I have all of their additional bedding to deal with. So, I was genuinely happy when I discovered some expert advice on just how to get that heap composting down… Continue reading


I'm Geoff, and I'm a plant hoarder.

Like magpies collect bright shiny things, I can't resist plants. An exquisite flower, soft ferny foliage or a beautiful majestic tree - I love them all!

Here, I'll indulge in all things flora and share my passion. Join me as I develop my garden and hoard more plants without apology.