autumn flowers

Plant Pick – Growing Dahlias

‘Tis very much the season for dahlias. I’m a huge fan of these blooms, though I admit, I have a slight love/hate relationship. There are a vast array of varieties in the dahlia collection, from sinewy, single-petalled bloomers to small, clump forming plants with huge, gaudy flowers. It’s the latter I’m not a huge fan off; ball and pompon varieties, for example. However, bright petalled plants and the far more… Continue reading

Autumnal Inspiration

With my trip to RHS Wisley last week certainly bring the autumn into touch with vibrant force I’ve been enjoying the crisper nights and cooler breezes as the season changes. Though summer may be over, the garden is absolutely full of life at this time of the year, and until the heavy frosts later in the season arrive, everything will be doing its best to get the last flowers of… 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.