The Sacred Objects of Gardening

The Sacred Objects of Gardening

It’s strange how some garden implements have acquired iconic status – and perhaps inexplicable.  When I first started gardening I ‘invested’ in a Hawes watering can – not because that is my husband’s name but because they had such a...
Did we get this right?

Did we get this right?

  This is the before picture – with a tentative cut where we thought we might do it. (thanks Jeff!) The block on the left had always seemed too – well, blocky. Heavy and out of scale. So, much discussion and contemplating. Today Charles went and did it.  ...
The dubious worth of garden writers’ opinions.

The dubious worth of garden writers’ opinions.

Stephen Lacey was a bit of an idiot to put the Laskett in his recent Telegraph piece about the best garden makers. See these opinions elsewhere. I’m sorry to be exampling the Laskett again – it’s simply that there are not many gardens that have been...
Cleavers

Cleavers

I do wonder as I’m pulling out streamers of cleavers ( Cleavers, Clivers, Goosegrass, Stickywilly, Stickywillow, Stickyjack, Stickyleaf, Catchweed, Robin-run-the-hedge, Coachweed, Bedstraw) which break off as I pull – would I do better to be patient, let...
Fashion or taste?

Fashion or taste?

Yesterday a garden visitor asked me what I was intending to cover my black pergola with. I felt mildly shocked – I love it just as it is. He seemed equally shocked that I would permit unadorned black wood in my garden. I wondered why he picked on that? However,...
Anne Wareham’s Garden Blog

Anne Wareham’s Garden Blog

All right – I have given in and here is my garden blog. I keep wanting to write shorter pieces than could find a home anywhere in the printed media, so it does in the end seem obvious.. And, as someone pointed out recently – it’s a form of social media. A conversation...
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