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Planning Ahead

If you want to get a head start on next year its time to start sowing seeds again. Spring flowering bulbs provide great colour, scent...

Marlborough Living

I spent a lovely hour a few weeks ago talking to the people at Marlborough Living magazine about gardening & garden design. If you've...

Missing the RHS

I would have been looking forward to visiting RHS Hampton Court Garden Show next week but sadly it has been cancelled, along with all the...

Feed the Soul

Last year I sowed Clary sage (Salvia sclarea) but was too late in the season to achieve flowering in the first year. However, this...

Little Magical One

My love for Lady’s Mantle, the alchemists herb, knows no bounds. It is coming into its prime right now and reminds just how much I rely...

Spring Clean

It is time to give the garden a bit of a tidy after the spring - keep on top of the weeds as they will quickly take over. Perennials...

Back on Site

Work finally commenced on site last week following a brief delay due to Covid-19. With appropriate distancing measures in place and PPE...

A Good Year for the Roses

Roses are now in full swing – my garden is full of blooms. I was never fan, finding the whole pruning thing a bit of a chore, but they...

Foxy Foxgloves

The foxgloves in my garden are looking fabulous. After a few years of perseverance, I have now got Digitalis self-seeding freely from an...

The Power of Pot Marigold

May is the month to direct sow annuals. Over the weekend I’ve been adding to the vegetable & flower garden with Calendula, Cosmos,...

Gardens & Health 2020

This week saw the launch National Garden Scheme’s Gardens & Health Week, an event designed to raise awareness of the physical and mental...

Garden Happiness

A garden we created nearly 5 years ago - the very lovely client, who is working hard for the NHS right now, sent me a message to say her...

Parched Plants

It’s now getting really busy in the garden; jobs are piling up and there doesn’t seem to be much time to sit back and admire the effort...

DIY Garden Project

A couple of my terracotta pots were blown by the frost this winter and the rims cracked off; I was going to break them up for crocks but...

Supermarket Gardening

Have you, like me, tried to get supermarket potted herbs to grow outside? I quite often fail, so this year I’ve tried to me a bit more...

Virtual Gardens

Originally my plan this week was to talk about forthcoming RHS garden shows and spring gardens to visit, but all this is on hold. If you...

Cheap Gardening

What a glorious weekend of sunshine! I was out in the garden all afternoon, potting up, sowing seeds and sorting out pots for the...

Longer Days

The welcome return of warmer weather and longer days! The clocks have gone back meaning more time in the garden and if you’re stuck at...

Veg Sowing

With longer days and warmer weather, work really starts to get underway in the garden. And what better way to spend your time than with a...

Outdoor Therapy

Despite all the restrictions on our movement you can still access the outdoors – essential to boost your morale and vitamin D. Enjoy...

 

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