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
Here are 6 tulips that have done well this year despite the crazy weather. Sadly most are over now so I will buy more late season tulips for next year.
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……..
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,…