The Tea Break Gardener

Seasonal diaries – Six pictures on a Saturday

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 pictures 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

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.