January Garden Tips

Pulmonaria rubra Mild:  Due to the late arrival of winter there have been some unseasonal spring flowers appearing during December.  Pulmonaria rubra is always early, but I’ve never seen it before Christmas, exchorda, [...]

January Garden Tips2017-04-03T08:48:27+00:00

April Garden Tips

Yellow as a baby chick for Easter:  Nothing celebrates the coming of spring like sunshine yellow flowers.  Even dandelions have their moment, providing nourishment for winter starved bumble bees.  Although it is probably best to [...]

April Garden Tips2017-04-03T16:10:41+00:00

June Garden Tips

In the pink, magenta splatter and purple haze of colour.  After the dulcet tints of Spring, the flowers that herald Summer ramp up intensity in colour saturation. Lovely and reliable perennials shine out in [...]

June Garden Tips2017-06-02T12:08:12+00:00

June Garden Tips

June is the centre of the year - the pivot. After the rush of spring growth, the season tips in to a lazier mood. This May has been phenomenally warm and dry. The reservoirs are [...]

June Garden Tips2018-06-04T15:04:34+00:00

July Garden Tips

Shady favourites: white and blue flowers to glow in low evening light.  Shade in this case means protected from the sun during most of the day; under the canopy of large trees, or in the [...]

July Garden Tips2017-04-03T08:48:26+00:00

September Garden Tips

September and October are the unsung heroes of the flowering season.  So many of our favourite hardy plants come into flower now, sometimes for the second time.  Hydrangeas, their colours gradually changing with great subtlety, [...]

September Garden Tips2017-04-03T08:48:27+00:00

October Garden Tips

October is good month for visiting gardens open to the public for inspiration, as many border perennials will continue to flower, grasses are looking at their tawny best and trees large and small put on [...]

October Garden Tips2018-10-02T11:05:05+00:00

October Garden Tips

Blazing October:  And it’s not just about leaf colour; many shrubs and herbaceous plants continue giving of their best all through the month and on until nipped by the first wintery weather.  Michaelmas daisies have [...]

October Garden Tips2017-04-03T08:48:26+00:00
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