The Tea Break Gardener

Seasonal diaries – Six pictures on a Saturday

Chrysanthemums, Toad Lilies and a new tree – Six on Saturday 20.10.18

2019-04-30T15:08:22+01:00October 20th, 2018|Seasonal diaries - Six pictures on a Saturday|

Chrysanthemum 'Avignon Pink' I meet many people who turn their noses up at Chrysanthemums.  Undoubtedly, the gaudier selections at supermarkets and petrol stations are not the best advertisement for these flowers. If you grow them yourself, however, you can find some amazing varieties for autumnal flower arrangements.  Very soon, my [...]

Delightful dahlias in full bloom – Six on Saturday 15.09.18

2019-04-30T15:17:08+01:00September 15th, 2018|Cut Flowers, Floristry and Decorating with Flowers, Garden Plants and Trees, Seasonal diaries - Six pictures on a Saturday|

It's Dahlia a-go-go in my garden at the moment and these blowsy beauties are providing sought after late summer colour. I've not featured six of one type of plant in previous Six on Saturdays, but with my garden overflowing with dahlias, this is the week.  I'm growing almost twenty types [...]

What the garden was doing whilst I was on holiday – Six on Saturday 08.09.18

2019-04-30T15:19:01+01:00September 7th, 2018|Cut Flowers, Floristry and Decorating with Flowers, Garden Plants and Trees, Grow Your Own Fruit and Veg, Seasonal diaries - Six pictures 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 [...]