Day 78: poet’s daffodil

Poet’s narcissus, or Pheasant eye (Narcissus poeticus var. recurvus) is not your typical daff – although it has a strong claim to being the oldest…

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Day 77: Hydrangea pruning

‘Off with their heads’. As if channelling the Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland, I find myself just now in the mood for a spot of decapitation, and I have the hydrangeas in mind…

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Day 76: ground elder

The emerging leaves of this humble relative of the carrot are enough to strike fear into the heart of many a gardener. Ground elder, or goutweed (Aegopodium podagraria) has a reputation as a tricky, invasive customer…

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