My garden is reassuring me that all is well underground in the healthy bug-filled soil and I can sit and wait till everything is ready to take its turn to shine. I can relax and just wait patiently.
My January cottage garden has a lot of bare earth but as well as bulbs waiting to come up, I have faith that all those plants I bought last year are hunkered down in the soil waiting for the light and warmth to start them into new growth
Buying plants online is a fantastic way to fill your garden and to support independent plant nurseries. You can buy what you like the look of now to plant now and flower this time next year. Yes, gardening is all about thinking ahead.
We have to look out onto our cottage gardens in the winter too so here are some pics of how I get splashes of colour to avoid it looking too bleak.
Here are Six Signs of Life in my garden and Chelsea Physic Garden this week. Six plants providing scent, colour, food for wildlife or bursting into bud ready for the Spring
Keeping my optimism up and my hope bubbling as I look in the garden for the small things that tell us nature is moving on all the time.
Using Gardeners Guild to find a gardener, shrubs for screening, scented shrubs, pots full of grasses and more
One thing I love about a garden is that you can leave it alone. It won’t sit there doing nothing till you return to it, reproachful, arms crossed, waiting. It just gets on with what it was going to do anyway – growing . OK so everything will carry on growing – things you don’t
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