The Tea Break Gardener

Indoor and greenhouse plants

My Gardening Week – Six on Saturday 30.06.18

2018-06-30T07:12:13+00:00 June 30th, 2018|Greenhouse plants and growing techniques, Indoor and greenhouse plants, My gardening week - six on saturday|

To quote the brilliant TV comedy The Fast Show, this week has been "Scorchio" and the temperature in my greenhouse has been in the thirties. Despite this, the lure of my new greenhouse is unshakeable. This week I'm focussing my six on ornamental plants in the greenhouse. Some I've grown [...]

My Gardening Week – Six on Saturday 16.06.18

2018-06-16T17:10:22+00:00 June 15th, 2018|Garden Plants and Trees, Greenhouse plants and growing techniques, Indoor and greenhouse plants, My gardening week - six on saturday|

This week has seen quintessential June weather - the sunny days I remember from childhood but which have seemed lacking in recent years.  The garden is filled with roses and peonies but for some reason I have mostly chosen a series of other plants to talk about, including a couple [...]

My Gardening Week – Six on Saturday – 28.04.18

2018-04-28T05:46:21+00:00 April 28th, 2018|Garden Plants and Trees, Indoor and greenhouse plants, My gardening week - six on saturday|

My Six on Saturday is briefer than usual as various domestic crises (broken washing machine leaking all over the floor) and children's activities (sport, sport and more sport) have given me only a short window to write this. I'm bursting with news though and a few great pictures that I'm [...]

My Gardening Week – Six on Saturday 31.03.18

2018-03-31T08:11:05+00:00 March 31st, 2018|Grow Your Own Fruit and Veg, Indoor and greenhouse plants, My gardening week - six on saturday|

My gardening week - six on saturday - 31.03.18 This week I planted up a Gloriosa lily, took difficult decisions regarding my veg patch and delighted in a new Elephant's Ear shoot. I also admired the succulent roof on a bird table, planted some mini iris seeds and celebrated victory over fungus gnats.

My gardening week – in the cold – Six on saturday

2018-03-22T22:15:26+00:00 March 2nd, 2018|Cut Flowers and Flower Arranging Material, Decoration Ideas and Floristry, Garden Plants and Trees, Indoor and greenhouse plants, My gardening week - six on saturday|

A week in the cold - Six on saturday. This week I have been admiring Cyclamen cuom, hellebores, flowering quince and the new leaf on my Monstera deliciosa, whilst tracking animals in the snow and planting my show bench sweet peas (again).