The Tattooed Gardener

Dennis Footman - Gardener & Author

The alternative autumn

Autumn is a wonderful time of year and all over the internet, you will see plenty of photos of the wonderful autumnal foliage and the late flush of autumn flowers. Flowers that have found their way from the summer but others that are beginning to come into their own....

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The Forgotten Garden (2017)

In June 2016, I wrote a post about a new book that I had written and that it was very close to being released. Unfortunately, I was a tad premature in writing this. Not long after writing the post, a few personal issues delayed the books release but this did give me...

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Peace sells but who’s buying…

"A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches us patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all it teaches entire trust." ~ Gertrude Jekyll Dierama pulcherrimun (Angel's fishing rod) What a world we live in. A world that seems to be going...

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Gems of the ‘Emerald Isle’

With all the wonderful landscapes around us and along with all the other treasures Ireland has to offer, there was also plenty to see close by and you certainly didn't have to look very far to find them. Stachys palustris (Marsh woundwart) All the photos in this post,...

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Walk this way….

Waresley & Gransden woods is a wonderful place to visit, particularly at this time of year. As some of you may be aware, I have blogged about Waresley woods before ('If you go down the woods today' and 'Walk on the wild side') why? As well as having plenty to see,...

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There’s a snake in my boots..

Fritillaria meleagris (Snakes Head Fritillary). The Snakes Head Fritillary, a beautiful addition to any garden. Most bulbs prefer free draining conditions, where as for the Snakes heads, they like it on the wet side. So this makes it the perfect plant for this part of...

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