Photos, thoughts and ideas from my cottage garden this week.
Today’s Six on Saturday looks at the changes in my cottage garden after I’ve been away for a week in coldest Norway. As I write it’s snowing though……..
Using Gardeners Guild to find a gardener, shrubs for screening, scented shrubs, pots full of grasses and more
I spent today in the garden – here’s what I did. These stumps are what’s left of salvia Amistad which flowered 5ft high from June to Christmas. The snow and storms finished it off. I suppose I could sit and look at these sticks for 6 months and see if they burst into life next
ONE I squeezed in the last of the tulips anywhere I could find a square inch to put them. Felt relief it was done, then panicked and ordered some more. Then remembered I had already panicked two weeks ago and ordered some more then – now on their way. So ordered black plastic pots from
Here are 6 things going on in my garden this week. ONE I bought loads of hardy geraniums at the famous Margery Fish Nursery at East Lambrook Manor Gardens in Somerset last weekend – my favourite garden ever. Will be planting them on top of tulips in pots in November sometime. TWO Piles of leaves
This baby robin kept me company the whole afternoon just inches from my hands as I gently worked in the border. Our cat slept on the car bonnet and ignored the birds (which luckily he always does.) Here I love the way the Virginia creeper is decorating the cat flap This trachelospermum has, without
Having the cottage garden style involves a lot of gardening. Don’t imagine it doesn’t. This year it seems more than ever. I can often feel overwhelmed trying to keep on top of the jumble. Perennials can turn from glorious to spent in a matter of days. So I am having some ideas about how
A garden right now is speeding into growth and doesn’t wait for anyone. Nature will grow with or without us. Every magazine and TV programme is crammed with jobs to do – things to be done – busy busy bees in the garden. We all know how impossible it is to sit with a