Making Steel Plants Supports

My borders are looking messy as the tall plants; verbena, achillea, tall asters, crocosmia "Lucifer" and so on have grown so high that they are falling over under the weight of their flowers. I don't like this look so searched the internet for hoop type plant supports. I wanted them sturdy so opted for 6 …

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 different from the buddleia growing by the railway tracks, a plant with a bit …

The Road to Le Tholonet: A French Garden Journey by Monty Don

Book Review: I was away for the weekend visiting family in Glasgow, I flew from London Stansted airport; having two flights and the inevitable waiting time at either end I decided to make a start on Monty's book. I'm reading it on my Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet, a wonderful invention that allows me to …