March Garden Tips

There is general surprise in the media about the weather, March, they say, March is the beginning of Spring! This isn’t anybody’s idea of Spring. But looking back at my photos, there have been quite [...]

March Garden Tips2018-03-05T12:49:34+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

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

May Garden Tips

Spring is so unpredictable; rain, sun wind, hail, thunder, rainbows, some warm days - some cold nights. The sun comes out, we put out the deck chairs, the sun goes behind a cloud and the [...]

May Garden Tips2018-05-04T16:56:59+00:00

May Garden Tips

“..adorned like sweet May”:  This is the time of year when foliage is at its freshest and most vivid. New grass lights the fields. In the garden unfolding leaves shine in the morning sun with [...]

May Garden Tips2017-04-03T08:48:26+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

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

August Garden Tips

Now is the time to turn away from the bright colourful attention seekers of our garden - I’m talking about flowers - and to give serious consideration to the supporting chorus, without which those divas [...]

August Garden Tips2018-07-31T16:07:52+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
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