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.
November 29, 2018
December days are often cold, wet and dark but there remains for some the hope of a Christmas winter wonderland.
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.