The Tea Break Gardener

Seasonal diaries – Six plants on a Saturday

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' [...]

Summer solstice sun worshippers

2020-09-19T16:29:10+01:00June 23rd, 2018|Cut Flowers, Floristry and Decorating with Flowers, Garden Plants and Trees, Seasonal diaries - Six plants on a Saturday|

This week has seen the summer solstice and the year's longest day in the Northern Hemisphere. It's been a beautifully sunny week and I've been admiring plants best described as sun-worshippers, including alpines, sweet peas and roses. I've also been taking the opportunity to position my armillary sphere accurately. Positioning [...]

Gardening societies – What to expect and why you should join

2018-05-21T13:22:56+01:00May 4th, 2018|Garden Plants and Trees, Seasonal diaries - Six plants on a Saturday|

Gardening is a hobby best pursued with the assistance of others. Despite the plethora and accessibility of gardening assistance there is a concern that there is one area that fewer of us are accessing - the kinship of a garden community or horticultural society. Here I share my experiences as a newbie member and summarise the wonder that is the Great British Horticultural Society