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

May Garden Tips

Apple blossom A touch of frothy blossom to welcome in the month of May.  Flowering is late here in the top half of the country, the year has been cold so far.  Flowering [...]

May Garden Tips2017-04-03T08:48:28+00:00

July Garden Tips

Resilience:  Within the last seven days it has been both too hot and too cold.  Big fluctuations in temperature affect small seedlings adversely, then the slugs move in.  The peas and broad beans I planted [...]

July Garden Tips2017-06-30T13:41:13+00:00

July Garden Tips

July is a proper summer month.  There should be a high hot sun bringing out the scents of flowers and foliage. If it rains, that too brings out that unique smell of grass and leaves.  [...]

July 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

November Garden Tips

Honeysuckle berries, good for birds, toxic for people. Berries galore!  Berries are the jewelled decorations of the garden in November.  They also provide a feast for birds.  Garden-worthy hedgerow natives include honeysuckle, sloes, [...]

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