May 2, 2018
The cheerful vibrancy of yellow daffodils has given way to the softer white, pink and lilac colours of tree blossom and of course the wonderful green of fresh new leaves. Spring has well and truly sprung.
March 29, 2018
The birds are tweeting, the buds are bursting and the bees are buzzing. Hurrah for April, spring has finally arrived!
January 30, 2018
February is often cited as being people’s least favourite month. It’s cold, it’s dark, dank and damp. A month when many wish they could burrow under the duvet and hibernate.
Yet the daylight hours are lengthening and there are signs of spring. Here in Devon the verges are littered with cheery primroses and those stalwarts of winter, the hellebores continue to flower.
October 2, 2017
Autumn has arrived, with all its mellow fruitfulness. A time for autumn digging and moving tender plants under cover before the first frosts arrive.
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.