October Garden Tips

Michaelmas daisies and happy butterflies. Hips, haws and hollies bring spots of gleaming red among the autumn leaves.  They don’t last as the bird get them soon enough, and the hips become deflated [...]

By | 2017-04-03T08:48:28+00:00 September 30th, 2014|Gardening Tips|0 Comments

August Garden Tips

Myrtle, Luma apiculata at Logan Botanic Garden Do gardens look tired in August?  It is a commonly held view.  Certainly the freshness of early flowering perennials has passed, meadows and verges have gone [...]

By | 2017-04-03T08:48:29+00:00 July 31st, 2014|Gardening Tips|0 Comments

July Gardening Tips

Very neat. Keeping Up Appearances: Lawns require mowing, that goes without saying, but what about the edges and those whiskery bits round steps and trees?  Get out the half moon edging tool and/or [...]

By | 2017-04-03T08:48:29+00:00 June 30th, 2014|Gardening Tips|0 Comments

May Gardening Tips

Rhododendron luteum, also known as Azalea It is the season for weeding - the race it on to get them out and into the compost heap before they elbow out your precious perennials, [...]

By | 2017-04-03T08:48:29+00:00 April 30th, 2014|Gardening Tips|0 Comments

March Gardening Tips

Early narcissus with Ophiopogon planiscapus 'nigrescens'. Spring is slowly getting going, in fits and starts. It is the season for finding small gems among the leaf litter and evergreen foliage: pale primroses, celandine [...]

By | 2017-04-03T08:48:29+00:00 March 1st, 2014|Gardening Tips|0 Comments

February Gardening Tips

Wonder white birches at Anglesey Abbey. Bare boughs against a blue sky, the modest wind-pollinated flowers of willows and hazels, (pussy willows and catkins to you) - these things can bring a disproportionate [...]

By | 2017-04-03T08:48:30+00:00 January 31st, 2014|Gardening Tips|0 Comments

January Gardening Tips

Hamamelis x intermedia "Pallida" New Year’s Resolution:   Something to add to your New Year’s resolutions?  What about getting healthy by gardening?  There is an article in January’s edition of ‘The Garden’ magazine [...]

By | 2017-04-03T08:48:30+00:00 January 6th, 2014|Gardening Tips|0 Comments

December Gardening Tips

Variegated holly. Bearing Berries - December is a month for berries - the birds have not yet polished them all off.  Holly berries are really profuse this year.  Rosehips are beginning to shrivel [...]

By | 2017-04-03T08:48:30+00:00 November 29th, 2013|Gardening Tips|0 Comments

November Gardening Tips

still glowing:  There is still some flowers gleaming out in the low light.  Japanese anemones, fuchsia, cerastostigma (plumbago) and hydrangea, will give pleasure to the eye until they drop when the  temperature drops [...]

By | 2017-04-03T08:48:30+00:00 October 31st, 2013|Gardening Tips|0 Comments

Squeeze those last drops of sunny pleasure to be found in the garden in October.  The michaelmass daisies and sedums will still be providing nectar for butterflies and bees.  In fact their activity [...]

By | 2017-04-03T08:48:30+00:00 September 27th, 2013|Gardening Tips|0 Comments

September Gardening Tips

A September flower border designed for rich colours, contrasted with silvery herbs and wispy grasses. Love your insects: September is the month butterflies and bees are active in the garden.  Look [...]

By | 2017-04-03T08:48:30+00:00 August 30th, 2013|Gardening Tips|0 Comments

February Gardening Tips

At last, it’s goodbye to January’s snow and there’s a chance of getting some gardening done without frostbite.  Snowdrops are coming through, hellebores are flowering, and on a sunny day, go gaze at a crocus. [...]

By | 2017-04-03T08:48:31+00:00 January 31st, 2013|Gardening Tips|0 Comments

December gardening tips

December! Advent! Lights! Festive cheer! The garden still has things to offer though, quite apart from being a sanctuary from a crowded house. So have a walk round from time to time. Apart from flowers [...]

By | 2012-12-04T16:38:34+00:00 December 4th, 2012|Gardening Tips|0 Comments

August Gardening tips

The ferns in my garden have loved the wet June weather and look lush and gorgeous. Foliage is burgeoning in place of flowers so green is predominant, punctuated by shocks of scarlet crocosmia, which have [...]

By | 2012-07-31T11:02:38+00:00 July 31st, 2012|Gardening Tips|0 Comments