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

“The force that through the green fuse drives the flower” It is hard to believe but in a matter of days, leaves will be unfurling, birds nesting, bulbs and shrubs flowering and seeds germinating. [...]

April Garden Tips2018-04-01T13:56:55+00:00

July Garden Tips

Slide into full summer: Flaming June has been and gone. Sizzling July has arrived with no sign of a break in the weather. There is a decided shortage of the wet stuff. We in north-western [...]

July Garden Tips2018-07-02T12:11:35+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

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

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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