Friday, September 12, 2014
GARDENING AS IT turns out, you can have too much of a good thing.
Friday, September 5, 2014
THIS Garden Isle of ours may have its faults but we should truly count our blessings our allotments are not in the sights of a council desperate for cash to fill ever-emptier coffers.
Friday, August 29, 2014
GARDENING WE ARE entering the season of less than mellow wastefulness — and I hate it, although I am probably as guilty of it as the next gardener.
Friday, August 22, 2014
GARDENING I LOVE people with vim and vigour — those who develop, maintain and build upon their passion.
Friday, August 15, 2014
GARDENING IT IS true. Some of the best things in life, and gardening, come for free.
Friday, August 1, 2014
GARDENING WEIRD, isn’t it? Seven months ago, the ground was like tapioca and we were trying to beat the great flood.
Friday, July 25, 2014
GARDENING FORGET the Arreton Valley, the area that really gives us the name Garden Isle is the south of our Island with its special micro-climate.
Friday, July 18, 2014
GARDENINGPOWERFUL support for my autumn seaweed-spreading technique has come from something of an expert on the subject.
Friday, July 11, 2014
GARDENING ORCHIDS, in all their wonderful variety, are some of the most stunning plants, both in our countryside and our gardens.
Friday, July 4, 2014
GARDENINGWE GARDENERS all have our favourites but sometimes that develops into something a little bit more.
Friday, June 27, 2014
GARDENINGVERY different flowers lit up my e-mail inbox on the same day.
Friday, June 27, 2014
PROPERTY OF THE WEEK Transforming the inside and outside of 3 Quarr Place has been a three-year project for the current owners, who have paid close attention to detail and style to create a desirable family home.
Friday, June 20, 2014
GARDENINGI’LL be delighted if an invitation to grasp the nettle bears fruit…
Friday, June 13, 2014
GARDENING AN INTRIGUIGING little Polish package found its way to my postbox the other day.
Friday, June 6, 2014
GARDENINGLIKE farmers, gardeners are hardly ever happy with the weather — and this spring and early summer are certainly no exceptions.
Friday, May 30, 2014
GARDENING RESCUE from my blighted start to the season — thanks to slugs and snails — came from unexpected quarters.
Friday, May 23, 2014
GARDENING THERE have been two recent examples that living in a gardening mess is a virtue.
Friday, May 16, 2014
GARDENING IT IS something of a paradox. Gardeners can both be methodical over the years, using the same old tried and tested techniques, and experimental too when it comes to new plants and varieties.
Friday, May 9, 2014
GARDENING IT SCRAMBLES everywhere and is brilliant at covering up a multitude of garden untidiness and starkness, covering fences or stumps in a carpet of foliage and bloom.
Friday, May 2, 2014
GARDENINGIT IS always lovely to welcome old friends at this time of year and a colourful one has lit up the front garden wonderfully.