What do I grow in my garden?
Anything which fits and easily grows.
Dandelions, cowslips, marjoram and mint.
Aquilegea we were given by friends long ago.
Honeysuckles from cuttings.
Autumn cyclamen and sedum.
Lots of willow herb which grows ten inches tall.
And petty spurge foaming over the edges of pots.
There are foxgloves; those million-seeds-each-year makers. And orange crocosmia which doesn't know when to stop.
I had a nettle in a pot. It died.
But now I have a new one; it came up in a seed tray and is still very small.
I have an apple tree and a bay tree, two cordylines and three contoneasters.
I have loveage and balm and box.
And three tomato plants in a grow bag.
In winter nearly everything dies and the garden goes flat and boring till daffodils pop up in the spring.
By summer it's lush.
I have to tell you these things because I've made a surround for my page and you may wonder why dandelions feature so strongly - it's because they are cheerful and yellow and I planted them there.
P.S. What do you make of the new design? It's not that I'll suddenly start posting photos (I don't think so anyway . . . ) but it's quite cheerful, don't you think?