Visit to Green Island Gardens

A copy of the garden brochure, £1, is essential to see all that this garden offers; it’s large and there are many areas that you’ll be likely to miss if you don’t have one. If you have one in advance of your visit study it and plan your tour so that you see the parts you want to, if you can’t get one in advance then I suggest that you buy one on the way in then head to the tea room to review it and make your plan. If you do neither of these then before you go visit the website which has comprehensive details of the garden, it’s features, facilities, opening times and address. As with the garden itself, a lot of effort has gone into the website and it’s a great introduction to the gardens.

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Pig Trough Gardening

I visited our local auction house T W Gaze last week looking for some plants, however in the Deadstock Meadow sale I saw a pig trough aka a pig feeder. Made from cast iron it is very heavy yet I wondered if I could make it do duty as a plant pot. These are sometimes referred to as Mexican hats and you can see why. Continue reading “Pig Trough Gardening”

Buddleia/Buddleja aka Butterfly Bush

This is not my favourite plant however I was given one, unidentified, by a neighbour and bought one for a few pennies, unintentionally, in a job lot of perennials at my local auction house. This one, Buddleia Davidii Nanho Blue is Continue reading “Buddleia/Buddleja aka Butterfly Bush”