……… You cut a massive decades-old white wisteria down to the ground because it was strangling the house and covering all the windows? Well, undeterred it puts on a surge of growth and creates a sprawling bush at ground level before climbing up the house again. Moral – if I don’t want something to grow
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.
Yesterday the delivery driver on my doorstep spared a moment to tell me how lovely the front garden was looking and what a delight it was to walk down our long front path. He had noticed the scents and the colour and the green lushness. I said a big thankyou and we spoke for a
Photos, thoughts and ideas from my cottage garden this week.
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
This year my daffodils have been a big disappointment. I have always planted a mixture of early, mid and late daffodils every year I’ve been gardening and have always had a wonderful display of yellow, reds, pinks and whites from February to May. This year they have been hopeless. It looks like the varieties I
February 2017 in the cottage garden things were further on than they are today – daffodils were already out
Planting bulbs now for flowering next Spring is such a joy and a landmark in our gardening year. I tuck them in the soil thinking “see you next year”, planting daffodils, alliums and tulips. How do bulbs fit into a cottage garden style? Well, one thing they do is give a colourful start to the