winter gardening

Three tips to brighten a winter garden

Whilst I may be a fan of herbaceous gardens, I know that not everyone is. There’s clearly many reasons for this, one being that they require quite a lot of work. In addition, as the winter arrives, most plants recede underground, leaving a once lush flowerbed seemingly devoid of life. One of the best ways to counter this is to opt for a compromise and use structural evergreens within a… Continue reading

Winter Sowing

The snow has withdrawn and though breath continues to swirl mysteriously in the air, and little pink fingers poke through fingerless gloves, the hum of spring is around. A pair of Robins ducked and dived when I was gardening yesterday, snapping a worm here, a small piece of bread there. They seemed unfazed by the three cats sitting on the aviary watching their every move, almost taunting the felines with… Continue reading

The Gardening Calender is Far from Over

Well winter is certainly upon us, and with soft billowing wisps of snow bringing some Christmas cheer and delaying any gardening work I had planned, I’m taking the opportunity for a quick update. Any gardener knows, even when the cold draws in and hours of light become severely stunted, there is always something to be getting on with in the garden. Leaves can continue to be swept, kept and turned… 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.