A Sanctuary for Hard Times

A Sanctuary for Hard Times

“He who plants a garden plants happiness. If you want to be happy for a lifetime, plant a garden.” –  Chinese Proverb So we’re all isolated, at home, many cut off from the routines and purpose a job confers. Worrying about relatives. Dealing with...
From Winter to Wonder

From Winter to Wonder

Storms Ciara and Dennis may have passed but it’s still pretty chilly outside here in Yorkshire.  Many of us like to settle down on a cold winter evening to select our summer holiday – will it be Greece this year?  Portugal? Maybe a cruise?!   Here’s a suggestion for...
The dark days of gloom

The dark days of gloom

These are the dark times of the year. Dark mornings, dark evenings, cold, rain, grey skies for days on end. We now know that blue Monday is a thing;  That third Monday in January – the most depressing day of the year. More suicides happen in early January than...
Why do we love our gardens?

Why do we love our gardens?

Take me back home What makes any garden satisfying? What fills our hearts with joy, sets us at ease, gives comfort, and a sense of anticipation? The answers are of course as varied as you would expect. But it turns out that a very modern trend and a very ancient land,...
The 2019 Show Garden Trends

The 2019 Show Garden Trends

What are the trends in 2019’s garden shows? Yes it’s that time of year again, with a few major shows like Chelsea Flower Show and Gardeners World Flower Show already under our belt and some great ones coming up like Hampton Court Garden Festival and Tatton Park Flower...