January 31, 2019
Spring is in sight. The days are visibly lengthening, and our gardens are slowly reawakening. Depending on where you live, primroses, muscari and iris reticulata will be in flower and daffodils will be strutting their jaunty stuff.
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 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.
June 4, 2018
Hurrah, beautiful June has arrived – the first month of summer and the most favoured month for weddings.