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 the resilience of 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
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.
everybody thinks it’s true” – Paul Simon 2007 We gardeners think about and work towards the future – we are assuming a future. We are optimists. Gardening involves anticipation and looking forward. We usually imagine we can make our garden nicer or better next year. Even as we look at our pots of tulips in
Snowdrops then narcissi and then tulips – fabulous bulbs for spring which we plant in the autumn
Now is a good time to buy tulips ready to plant from November onwards. I used to order mine in May, while I can see them flowering, to be delivered in the autumn This year I ordered some in July and am getting some more now from wholesalers such as J Parkers, Peter Nyssen and Gee