Trial and Error

Seriously, what do I need to do to get cuttings to take root?  This area of gardening baffles me.  There’s definitely no “green finger touch” from me when I try to get cuttings to grow. But that’s no excuse to not try each Spring when it’s the optimal time to do this while you have … Continue reading Trial and Error

They are growing!

So how are the plants which I have written about progressing?   My orchid’s flowering stem is getting longer and I think buds are just about to form. The beans are getting flowers on them! These guys are now in bloom all over the place.  I like the way the white colour breaks up the … Continue reading They are growing!

Awful Aphids 

“Aphids, or ‘plant lice’ as otherwise known…” begins the description on a website talking about the subject of aphids.  When put like that, it makes them seem even more disgusting right?!  It made me more determined to get on top of the problem, and treat my affected roses. But before I get too carried away … Continue reading Awful Aphids 


This week has been all about my clematis in my garden.  In prior weeks as the vines have been shooting out and winding around anything they can grab, they have been separated out in a fan shape along the fence and supported against a wire trellis and secured with soft garden wire.  In previous years … Continue reading Clematis