The Tea Break Gardener

A blog for the laid-back gardener

Gardening tips, nature-inspired interiors and easy floristry.

My Gardening Week – Six on Saturday 15.09.18

2018-09-25T20:18:16+00:00September 15th, 2018|Cut Flowers, Floristry and Decorating with Flowers, Garden Plants and Trees, My Gardening Week - 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 [...]

My Gardening Week – Six on Saturday 08.09.18

2018-09-25T20:20:15+00:00September 7th, 2018|Cut Flowers, Floristry and Decorating with Flowers, Garden Plants and Trees, Grow Your Own Fruit and Veg, My Gardening Week - 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 [...]

My Gardening Week – 28.07.18

2018-09-25T20:22:27+00:00July 28th, 2018|Cut Flowers, Floristry and Decorating with Flowers, Garden Plants and Trees, Greenhouse and indoor plants, My Gardening Week - 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 [...]

Echinops – The Globe Thistle

2018-07-27T09:04:59+00:00July 27th, 2018|Tea Break Portraits|

If you're looking for a shot of cool blue in a high summer garden - plant Echinops.  It's largely trouble free and bees of all sorts can't get enough of it. Commonly known as the Globe Thistle, Echinops has steely grey slightly spiky divided stems - but it is the [...]

My Gardening Week – Six on Saturday 21.07.18

2018-09-25T20:26:58+00:00July 21st, 2018|Garden Plants and Trees, Grow Your Own Fruit and Veg, My Gardening Week - Six pictures on a Saturday|

This week I've been weather watching as I gear up for my local Flower Show and have been monitoring the temperature fluctuations in my greenhouse.  I've been missing my usual range of home grown vegetables but delighting in how advanced the dahlias are. Greenhouse temperature monitoring I'm not one for [...]