Welcome!

Hi and welcome to my blog – Croft’s Garden 🙂IMG_0821 Gardening is a huge passion of mine – I have a little patch of green in southwest England, which is my base for experimenting with garden planting and design. My love of plants stems from growing up in a small country village in Devon, surrounded by ancient woodland, sparkling streams and the ocean never far away. I’m an environmental scientist by training, with an interest in the impact of climate change upon plants. My horticultural knowledge has been gained via hands on experience and through studying with the RHS. You can read more about my story in A Tale of Lakes, Fossils and Trees.

So what can you expect from this blog? Well, in 2017, I set in motion plans to completely transform my garden with two aims in mind: (1) make it more nature friendly, and (2) find new ways to make it more resilient to the effects of climate change.

In my Journal, I hope to share updates on how the garden grows and develops over time, plus Notes from the wider world of horticulture and climate science. I also hope to take you on a virtual tour to some of the botanic gardens, parks and arboretums that have inspired me over the years (see Garden Reviews).

Want to help nature but not sure where to start? Head over to Nature Tips for some ideas and inspiration – you’ll find it on the right hand menu.

And just for fun, I’ll be trying my hand at combining three of my favourite things – poetry, nature and science in Haiku of the Month. I can’t guarantee they’ll be any good but will give it a try!

If this all sounds good, please feel free to follow me to receive new posts and tweets.

Thanks for stopping by!

Charlotte

Advertisements

Nature friendly gardening in a warming world

The Frustrated Gardener

The life and loves of a time-poor plantsman

Susan Rushton

Celebrating gardens, nature, photography and a creative life

my corner of earth

"This corner of the earth is like me in many ways, I can sit for hours here and watch the emerald feathers play. On the face of this I'm blessed, When the sunlight comes for free. I know this corner of the earth, it smiles at me"

The Patient Gardener

The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies - Gertrude Jekyll