Tulips in pots make a fabulous splash of colour in Spring just when we move out of the yellows of February. Here are some of the realities and practicalities I have found from experience.
Species tulips are tiny and perfect for pots in the cottage garden style for people who don’t have space for pots of big tulip bulbs.
We have to look out onto our cottage gardens in the winter too so here are some pics of how I get splashes of colour to avoid it looking too bleak.
My garden is 95% green planting and I get colour from pots and furniture – I don’t have the big blowsy flowers that would fill the borders full of colour. Maybe you don’t either. All is not lost.
In a small garden daffodils look great in pots but here is what to do when they are over and you need the pot for other things.
Here are lessons I’ve learned about how best to grow daffodils in a small cottage garden – which varieties look right and how lovely they look in pots.
In the low September sunshine some plants shine out more than others. Here are the loveliest in my garden right now.
I was lucky to be invited onto live TV to talk about colour in the garden and how gardening is all about sharing.
I want to grow flowers early in the year to cut for vases indoors. However I don’t have room for a cutting patch. What to do? Well last autumn I crammed spring bulbs into 6 big plastic pots. I’m pleased to say they are coming up and I can cut a few every few days
Six simple photos taken in the October sunshine in our London cottage garden
In this weather I’ve had to sacrifice the look of some plants to protect them and I have some plants that are surviving quite well. I’ll show you both. Re: watering, I give pots a gallon or two each every few days and I don’t water the rest of the garden. I’ve cut to the
What can we learn from resilient plants and their ability to flourish against the odds? Walking from Sloane Square to Chelsea Physic Garden once a week I walk past many town houses with window boxes and basement areas of paving below their front door. I’ve noticed how plants in pots 10ft or more below pavement
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 have colour in the cottage garden style town garden without it being too much work for one person to manage. Well I would…
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,…
It's my 67th birthday today and here is a very short story of my gardening life through six decades. [caption id="attachment_1756" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Mum and…
everybody thinks it's true" - Paul Simon 2007 We gardeners think about and work towards the future - we are assuming a future. We are…