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Dryham Park

If the wet and windy weather is getting you down, then head out to Dryham Park in Gloucestershire. Signs of the spring are all around...

Longer days in the garden

With the longer days comes more work in the garden. The lawn will start to need regular cutting from now so start with a high blade for...

A good day to move a hedge

Recent research has concluded that February is the best time to plant bare-root shrubs and trees. If the soil is not frozen or saturated...

‘Black Orchid’

I’m off the Kew this week to visit the Orchid Festival, now in its 25th year. This year the event is celebrating the flora and fauna of...

'Time for trimming'

If you didn’t get around to finishing all your pruning before now this is your last chance before birds start looking for nesting sites -...

‘Winter waited in my garden’

Despite all the mild weather this winter natural food sources are now scare so it’s a good time to ensure your bird feeders are well...

‘A Head Full of Dreams’

One of my favourite pastimes – planning all the new annuals and veg I’m going to grow this year. It’s optimum daydreaming time,...

‘After the Rain’

The weather is pretty bleak at the moment so it’s just as well some signs of life are beginning to peak through. Already on display are...

Autumn tidy

Time to cut back any perennials that have finished flowering and remove foliage that has died back. Don't over do it though - retain...

Turf Laying

Everything's ready for the turf to go down - ground is prepared and looks amazing thanks to the hard work of www.butterworthhorticulture....

Unwelcome Visitor

Discovered on site this week the stuff of nightmares - Horsetail (Equisetum arvense) also known as mare's tail. This interloper has crept...

Drying Summer Herbs

One of the best ways and easiest to preserve herbs from your garden is to air dry them. Of course using the fresh will always give the...

 

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