The cottage garden style welcomes and treasures self-seeding plants. We can leave them alone or we can move them about but I choose to just leave them where they have decided to grow and work around that.
Squirrels destroyed my pot of tulips within minutes this morning – very disappointing but I can’t think of any way to stop them. As soon as I take the chicken wire protection off, they dig up and eat the shoots and bulbs.
Please think about feeding your garden birds this year. Once you hang up a birdfeeder you will be amazed how quickly word gets out and they come to feed on and off all day every day. Feeding your garden birds is one of the joys you can have in a garden whatever the size of
BBC One asked me to take part in a gardening section of their programme Sunday Morning Live on Sunday 18th August 2019. It was all very exciting and great fun.
I’ve taken the offer of sharing an allotment with a neighbour – a totally new challenge for 2019 and very exciting. I’ll be asking my fellow bloggers for lots of advice please
Six simple photos taken in the October sunshine in our London cottage garden
This blog shows what happens when action is taken or is not taken – one only learns by trial and error so my blog may help you make those big decisions and avoid making the same mistakes.
Here are some photos from my recent visit to the new walled garden designed by Tom Stuart-Smith for Middleton Lodge Hotel near Richmond in Yorkshire.
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
Six small samples of having to accept things as they are when you have a small garden
An exciting frog invasion, frogspawn, snowdrops, red berries and more
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……..
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…