Time To Start Thinking Bulbs

Tulips bulbs. Make sure they are really healthy in order to ensure a good display. September is the month to start thinking about the spring.  It's bulb ordering time and catalogues are filled with wonderfu...

Late Summer Colour

Late summer is richer, warmer, more golden. It's the colour of wheat fields, bejewelled hedgerows and sunlight bathing you and everything else in a gentler, more golden, tone. Glorious California poppies...

Breathe

So as June turns the corner I take a breather.  The last few months have been a busy time. Planning, ordering, sowing, potting on, hardening off and finally planting out.  Ahh, the planting out is such a triump...

Time Out

Spring is a busy busy time in the garden. Crazily, blissfully busy. There are seeds to get going almost on a weekly basis, seedlings to pot on and beds to weed and re-organise. However, there is always somet...

February Chores

February is the gardeners' waiting game.  Too sodden under foot (I garden on clay and the ground is practically waterlogged) to really get stuck in and much too cold to get any veg in the ground, in reality a b...

Growing Sweet Peas

As February marches forward my mind is turning to sowing seeds and in my garden no season is complete without sweet peas. An easy to grow beautiful annual flower. I love sweet peas. They are pretty as a pictur...

New Year, New Beginnings

Shhh, softly now....the new year has begun. The first flowers of the season are always my beautiful snowdrops. I planted a hundred or so bulbs around the garden and in pots near the windows several years ago. ...