hardy annuals

Sowing Hardy Annuals – Larkspur and Cornflower

I have to admit; this year’s been a bit of a bust regarding the cutting down. I severely underestimated the state of the soil in this new garden, and probably forgot just how much material I added to my old one. I was there for 10 years after all; over that time I must’ve added LOTS of compost.

So, in a bid to improve the cutting garden for 2017, I’m… Continue reading

Autumn’s a time of garden planning

So, I think we can pretty much surmise from the blowing leaves and big black cloud hanging outside the window that summer’s said goodbye. She wasn’t lingering either; one day it was summer, the next she’d disappeared. But I like the change in seasons, the hint at what’s to come and excitement of where the coming months will lead.

Get important autumn jobs done so you can plan to… 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.