Nature is taking over my patch, specifically my brick paving which could look fabulous if I power washed it more often but I’m just not getting round to it. I’m put off by the mixture of water and electrical cables everywhere and so am trying to make my peace with it being black and mossy. Let’s see how that adjustment goes.
I love everything about hardy geraniums and I now buy them online from the Cranesbill Nursery who grow a huge variety and sell big healthy plants with 1.5 litre rootballs. These plants are fantastic value and if you like the cottage garden style you wouldn’t want to be without them.
Reluctant gardeners might be thinking of staying indoors till the Spring but here are 6 tips for easy things you can do to help your garden look even lovelier next year.
The cottage garden style welcomes and treasures self-seeding plants. We can leave them alone or we can move them about but I choose to just leave them where they have decided to grow and work around that.
My enthusiasm at getting an allotment didn’t translate into any hard work to keep on top of the bindweed and couch grass. The potatoes tasted nice though.
Small spots of late summer colour amongst the green in the garden making them all the more treasured
My first blog post – about planting tulips and narcissi in autumn for colour and beauty in spring.
Wonderful hardy geraniums from Cranesbill Nursery
Hardy geraniums In my very first blog in 2016 I wrote about my love for wonderful hardy geraniums here They really are some of the…
Real flowers and artificial flowers – both fabulous
I've recently discovered some online artificial flowers from Alex James that I think are beautiful and look wonderful either on their own or mixed with…
How to introduce a new colour in a cottage garden
A new colour in early Spring Here's a way to introduce a new colour in a cottage garden in early Spring. Plants can't always provide…
How to use colour in the cottage garden style
How to have colour in the cottage garden style town garden without it being too much work for one person to manage. Well I would…
Daffodils in a small garden – tips on how to grow them.
If you have a small garden like a town garden and want to grow daffodils, here are my tips on how best to do it,…