October 31, 2018
How quickly the year is disappearing! The barbecue has only just been cleared away yet here we are in November, the last month of autumn. Seasonality is one of the many joys of gardening, imagine how dull it would be if the garden looked the same all year round
September 28, 2018
A mellow October day is perfect for autumn digging, for planting bulbs, bare root shrubs and for raking up fallen leaves. October can be one of the wettest months of the year but after such a long dry summer I’m sure few will complain. Lawns will soon start to recover and water butts to fill.
August 31, 2018
If summer colour is all about gentle cooling pastels, then September brings vibrant fire to our gardens. Dahlias will be showing off this month, flanked by asters, rudbeckias and heleniums. Whereas many plants struggled in the heat of our wonderful summer, September’s dews and mists will refresh and revive.
July 30, 2018
It’s payback time! After all the work put into the garden over the preceding months now is when we gather cut flowers for the house and enjoy feasts of homegrown fruit, veg and herbs. But perhaps most importantly, this is when we can sit out and enjoy what we have created. And in the evening, it is a chance to really benefit from those scented flowers we’ve nurtured and to drink in their perfume.
July 2, 2018
Hopefully July will be a lovely warm month (dare we hope for hot?) meaning that regular watering will be necessary. In fact, water/feed/weed/repeat is the July gardening mantra.