The Tea Break Gardener

Katharine

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What the garden was doing whilst I was on holiday

2020-09-19T16:25:31+01:00September 7th, 2018|Cut Flowers, Floristry and Decorating with Flowers, Garden Plants and Trees, Grow Your Own Fruit and Veg, Seasonal diaries - Six plants on a Saturday|

Having a lovely cup of tea in my favourite mug whilst walking the garden is the best thing about returning from holiday.  For some reason though I am always slightly nervous about what I will find in the garden. It's only when you go away for a bit, even a [...]

The village show

2020-09-19T16:26:32+01:00July 28th, 2018|Cut Flowers, Floristry and Decorating with Flowers, Garden Plants and Trees, Greenhouse and indoor plants, Seasonal diaries - Six plants on a Saturday|

Last night we finally had some rain and just stepping out into the garden this morning made me feel happy as the air felt fresh.  A keen breeze was blowing the trees, a cool one, in stark contrast to the "hairdryer on low setting" breeze we've had for over a [...]

Echinops – The Globe Thistle

2018-07-27T09:04:59+01:00July 27th, 2018|Tea Break Portraits|

If you're looking for a shot of cool blue in a high summer garden - plant Echinops.  It's largely trouble free and bees of all sorts can't get enough of it. Commonly known as the Globe Thistle, Echinops has steely grey slightly spiky divided stems - but it is the [...]

A Wisteria revival and summer container flowers

2020-09-19T16:27:40+01:00July 14th, 2018|Garden Plants and Trees, Greenhouse and indoor plants, Seasonal diaries - Six plants on a Saturday|

My gardening week has seen much watering but also lots of joy at the beautiful flowers in my garden pots, borders and greenhouse.  I'm sharing a picture of my sweet potato vine and relieved that my Wisteria survived our building works. I've also taken pictures of 'Love in a Puff' [...]