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March 30th, 2021
April is such an exciting month in the garden. The birds are in fantastic voice as I write and it will not be long before the blossom lights up our fruit trees, particularly the Quince which always excels. Soon it will be time to dead head the daffodils, but do not cut the foliage back […]Read More
February 25th, 2021
I have a hunch we can sense and scent spring before we see it. Even before the leaf buds start appearing and new shoots start growing there is a wonderful fresh aroma, particularly in the morning and evening, slightly damp but warmer than a few days before and accompanied by a growing crescendo of birdsong. This […]Read More
January 27th, 2021
As I write this we are in lockdown and storm Christoph is forecast to bring wind and rain and flooding. So far so dismal. I would love to bring you some cheer, so please permit me to invite you to dream of spring when the garden will burst back into life, a promise that is kept […]Read More
December 29th, 2020
A safe and Happy New Year to you all, it’s 2021 and another gardening year begins! January is very much dedicated to tidying and organising, but there are a few things to keep on top of in the garden on dry days… Deadhead winter flowering pansies. Hard prune tough deciduous hedges such as hawthorn and […]Read More
December 1st, 2020
We’ve had lots of opportunities to plant and enjoy our gardens this year, and now, all of a sudden, Christmas is upon us! Bring the outside in and choose a real Christmas tree. Remember to cut a little piece from the bottom of the stem before you bring it into the house, as you would […]Read More