The Tea Break Gardener

Greenhouse and indoor plants

The village show – Six on Saturday – 28.07.18

2019-04-30T15:21:32+01:00July 28th, 2018|Cut Flowers, Floristry and Decorating with Flowers, Garden Plants and Trees, Greenhouse and indoor plants, Seasonal diaries - Six pictures 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 [...]

A Wisteria revival and summer container flowers – Six on Saturday 14.07.18

2019-04-30T15:24:15+01:00July 14th, 2018|Garden Plants and Trees, Greenhouse and indoor plants, Seasonal diaries - Six pictures 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' [...]

Plants that love the heat – Six on Saturday 30.06.18

2019-04-30T15:28:34+01:00June 30th, 2018|Garden Plants and Trees, Greenhouse and indoor plants, Seasonal diaries - Six pictures on a 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 [...]

Rarer plants and roses – Six on Saturday 16.06.18

2019-04-30T15:32:28+01:00June 15th, 2018|Garden Plants and Trees, Greenhouse and indoor plants, Seasonal diaries - Six pictures on a 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 [...]

Trilliums and tulips – Six on Saturday – 28.04.18

2019-04-30T15:39:22+01:00April 28th, 2018|Garden Plants and Trees, Greenhouse and indoor plants, Seasonal diaries - Six pictures on a 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 [...]

Glory lilies and veg patch planning – Six on Saturday 31.03.18

2019-04-30T15:44:00+01:00March 31st, 2018|Greenhouse and indoor plants, Grow Your Own Fruit and Veg, Seasonal diaries - Six pictures on a 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.