March 8, 2018
It might not feel like it just yet, but spring has arrived and life in our gardens is a-stirring. The days are lengthening and the sun strengthening, drying out and warming up the soil ready for planting. Do take advantage of good weather but don’t get carried away. March can still deliver plenty of frost even if the dreaded “Beast From The East” is now behind us.
December 5, 2017
Depending on whether you go by the meteorogical or astronomical calendar, winter will arrive on either the 1st or the 21st of December. Some parts of the country saw snow in November whilst here in Devon I’m typing this with the back door wide open to a glorious sunny afternoon. However, winter will definitely arrive across the whole of the UK this month. As, of course, with Christmas!
November 7, 2017
This can be one of the wettest months so make the most of any decent gardening days. Certainly, with the clocks having changed daylight is at a premium.
August 1, 2017
“A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken.” – James Dent
Let’s hope for a sunny August where we can throw open the doors and windows making the house and garden fully open to each other. Sure, there’s still some gardening jobs to be done but they involve no strenuous labour. Wandering around the garden deadheading faded blooms and cutting fresh ones to fill vases indoors can’t really be classed as chores. Plus, there’s all that eating to do of home-grown salad leaves, tomatoes, peas and more.
So, make a cool drink, pull up a chair and have a browse through our August catalogue.
June 2, 2017
Summer is suddenly upon us! Long days and steadily rising temperatures make June a wonderful month to be out and about in the garden.