Priory Picture Post # 15

Mahonia isn't the prettiest shrub in the land.  Indeed, when I've speared my fingers for the umpteenth time on it's dead leaves, I tend to be even more dismissive of it's charms.An easy and effective way to prettify it, is to do as I do and nick an idea from someone else.At Great Dixter they … Continue reading Priory Picture Post # 15

Priory Picture Post # 14

Tired, bedraggled, wet and past it's prime. But hey - that's enough about me.  Here's Gaura lindheimeri.

Priory Picture Post # 13

At the back of the Priory, in a corner formed by two walls, is a manhole cover.  Not a thing of great beauty - it's not like it's a 16th century manhole cover. But what it is, is an excuse to bring out some of my cacti and succulents from the greenhouse and give them … Continue reading Priory Picture Post # 13

Priory Picture Post # 12

A couple of months ago, I was in a well-known DIY shop (starts with B and ends with Q) and, as is pretty much always the case , I felt the urge to rescue one of their plants.  (Have you seen how they treat their tree ferns?  Very big, very old Dicksonia antarctica's left out … Continue reading Priory Picture Post # 12

Priory Picture Post # 11

When not working at the Priory, my commute to work is a drive through the South Downs National Park.   It has to be one of the loveliest of drives, through woods and fields; past flint built farmhouses and cottages and a Saxon church in a nothing-happening village; under a great arc of sky with tantalising … Continue reading Priory Picture Post # 11

Priory Picture Post # 10

  The only marigold that I grow.  Because she's worth it.

Priory Picture Post # 9