Collecting Aspidistra

The past week has been all about collections: Magnolia, Ophiopogon, Aspidistra and Geum. I consider myself a plant-a-holic (until someone silly trademarks that term), and have been collecting plants since I was a child. My first collections were of Sempervivum and cacti. It’s funny that my nephew also has this fascination with prickly succulents: I’m … More Collecting Aspidistra


January. As a gardener I always find it difficult to get through January. The festive season seems long ago and the weather tends to be cold, wet and windy. However, it is also a good time to look at the nicer seasons ahead, browse seed and plant catalogues and reorganise the garden. I moved into … More January