The Tea Break Gardener

A blog for the laid-back gardener

Gardening tips, nature-inspired interiors and easy floristry.

How to plant up an alpine trough

2018-06-29T13:39:46+00:00June 10th, 2018|Garden Plants and Trees|

Alpine troughs are perfect containers to let your garden design skills run riot, but in a small space.  Alpines are small, pretty and above all diverse. If you like designing but don't have much space, alpines are a perfect set of plants to experiment with creative combinations. Once you've understood [...]

Gardening societies – What to expect and why you should join

2018-05-21T13:22:56+00:00May 4th, 2018|Garden Plants and Trees, My Gardening Week - 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

My Gardening Week – Six on Saturday – 28.04.18

2018-09-20T10:05:46+00:00April 28th, 2018|Garden Plants and Trees, Greenhouse and indoor plants, My Gardening Week - 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 [...]