Suddenly we have a nightly visiting hedgehog coming for food after years of not seeing one. They are such lovely little creatures – and mean there is a chain of Life in the garden from beetles to foxes all living and munching and having a lovely time.
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.
There is such joy in having a bird feeder close to the window and feeding the birds all the year around. They become part of the life in your garden. Do think about doing it – you won’t regret it.
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……..
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,…