As it all becomes soggy, damp and cold, there comes  a point  every  November when I muse over why  I chose to  make my profession practical horticulture.

What spurs me on, is the fact that there are  twelve  Shropshire gardens to get ready for 2016; which is going to be the year for even  less of the mundane.  I am on the hunt for Persicaria,Verbena, Kniphofia,  and dropping  the occasional black currant bush into the borders.


Once kitted out to be warm and dry I can get on with the serious business of gardening and  plant photography.  I am  fascinated by the demise of plants.

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