Hello and welcome ....

....to some pictures and a little text in which we follow the activities of a barely competent gardener as he struggles to wrench back control of his patch from the forces of Mother Nature's feral twin sister.

Friday, 7 January 2011

A Hebe Under Pressure

Here's a little hebe from the front garden rockery - the first living thing to appear on this blog. It's a soft hebe but I have no idea of the variety. At present it is in danger of being choked to death by the blackberry whose leaves you can see growing through it. The blackberries have had a good time for the last eighteen months and have spread all over both gardens. But I shall fight them off - armed only with the secateurs of righteousness and the gardening gloves of justice and the dibber of truth.


  1. Eight posts before you finally pictured a live plant, I think that may be some sort of record. I am really enjoying your blog!

  2. Good luck...blackberries are the bane for most Portland-area gardeners!