Primroses are in bud and it’s a good time to buy them in garden centres. I’m taking a look at some modern varieties that even die hard fans of the wild plants might enjoy growing.
If the weather conditions are bad and we can’t get out into the garden as much as we’d like, we can still plan what we’ll do once we do get out there. […]
Finding time for the allotment can be difficult in winter. Here are some ideas to help you cope, and some tips for what to do when you can get down there.
Autumn colour. Looking back at visits to Anglesey Abbey, Audley End, Kew Gardens, RHS Wisley, Leonardslee Lakes and Gardens and Green Island Gardens
The shortening days of autumn can be unwelcome and even in a normal year, without the extra challenges that this one has brought, many people feel their mood profoundly affected by the […]
Borde Hill Garden near Haywards Heath in West Sussex had been on my 2020 list of gardens I’d never been to and wanted to visit. Originally it was a pretty extensive list […]
Rodney Davey Marbled Group It’s hard to imagine a winter garden without hellebores now, though their popularity has really only taken off in the last decade or so. This is partly because […]
Once upon a time tulips used to be simple, though that time was long ago. You can still get simple tulips (I’m glad to say), but their popularity over several centuries has […]
Looking back at a unique year There’s no escaping the fact that summer is now over and we are, meterologically, astronomically and weather-wise, firmly into autumn. As I’m writing this the rain […]
My allotment plot in July 2020 It’s been a pretty good growing year all things considered. Just as drought was starting to become a real problem in sunny May, the weather changed […]
I had never heard of Thornbridge Hall and came across it by chance in June last year when I was on holiday in the Peak District. We’d been out walking all day […]