Winter in the Garden

Winter in the Garden

Looking onto your garden from a warm and cosy indoors in the depths of winter, especially if there is a light dusting of snow, is bound to give pleasure. You can make it even more special with an element of planning. Even in a small garden you can achieve shapes,...
Planning your spring border

Planning your spring border

All the excitement of looking and planning ahead for a spectacular spring in the garden is with us. Anything to avoid muddy gaps in the border and bare patches! Settle yourself down, one rainy day in autumn (the sooner the better) to think about all the gorgeous...
Spring is on its way!

Spring is on its way!

Things are stirring in the garden and the early flowering plants are coming to life. Despite the February temperatures, many plants are responding to the longer hours of daylight and are preparing to make their show, to delight us all. Snowdrops and Hellebores are...
Sweetly scented winter shrubs

Sweetly scented winter shrubs

In the short dark days of winter, we hope for some extra cheer from our gardens. The bonus comes when you get a sweetly scented flowering shrub which gives of it’s best in the middle of winter. Here are a few of my favourites: Witch hazel (Hamamelis mollis and H....