Hi I'm Mary and I have a small sized suburban garden with a mix of evergreens and perennials.I would like to reduce the number of evergreens in favour of more perennials in order to enjoy a bit more seasonal variety. I also have a small vegetable patch where I enjoy growing herbs and salad crops as well as a few favourites like purple sprouting broccoli, peas and beans. I am very fond of Spring bulbs and a few pots of colour around the place in Summertime.
My favouite thing about the garden is it's privacy and the large, old sandstone wall on the northern boundary which is both beautiful and useful for the growing of climbers.
20 April 2017 13:03:44
In February we removed a bamboo which was too big in our small garden. Truth be told, I never liked it much anyway. Finally got round to planting up the freed up space this weekend. With special thanks to kind iers who gifted mist of the plants at Johnstown in January. Delighted now with the result.
23 February 2017 13:21:23
Today I am getting some major help in the garden to remove some terrible old wild ivy and cut back bigger shrubs at the back. I have decided that the bamboo is for the chop too. I know some of you will be appalled at such wanton destruction but I never really liked it and in a small garden you can't afford any passengers!
06 January 2017 12:21:33
I've been racking my brain to think what other plants I could offer you tomorrow. I have a lovely princess Alstromeria 'Diana' and another which may be 'Fabiana', or at least close to it in colour. If you would like a piece of either, it would be no problem for me to dig up a bit.
Also 2x Japanese anemone (white)
05 January 2017 22:07:03
I didn't think I would get to Johnstown on Saturday and so have little to offer but i do have two nice little Viola 'Queen Charlotte' for anyone who might like them:)
Picture is from the web.
20 July 2016 14:45:19
SurEly Gertrude Jekyll must be one of the most beautiful roses of all, colour, shape and omg the scent! If I had any complaint it is that she is very very tall, up to 6ft in my garden which makes sniffing challenging.
Along with Gertrude today are a happy poppy called 'Pink Fizz' and a lovely flower called Tigridia Pavonia, which I am just mad about.