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

Narcissus poeticus Scents in April: There may be the occasional warm day - it is possible.  Warmth brings out the first scented flowers of the year, which are so welcome and so enjoyable, [...]

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

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

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

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
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