Tag Archives: Gertrude Jekyll

Spiny surprises

There are lots of lovely eryngiums for gardeners: this is my favourite.  Positively dangerously spiny, this marvellous assemblage of bleached-out looking bracts make a serious garden statement.  Biennial, self-sowing if you don’t get around to it, it offered me a … Continue reading


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Water butt stories.

I’m on my third water butt, but these are serial, not parallel, relationships.  I had my first, as a kid, collecting water from my beloved first greenhouse.  My second, many, many years later, collected water from our beloved summerhouse, swathed … Continue reading

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