The joys of a bulb lasagne

The joys of a bulb lasagne

I am in the midst of exciting planning for the spring, to make sure that I have a colourful and scent- filled few weeks at the beginning of the gardening year. I have been selecting my bulbs for planting in the garden and also in pots; you need to get them soon if you...
In praise of the daffodil

In praise of the daffodil

Narcissus ‘Sir Winston Churchill’ in drifts   Some people call them daffodils, others call them narcissi.  Either way, they are one of the easiest and lowest maintenance bulbs to plant in the garden and I love them.  Now is the time to plant them for a display to...
The Edible Gardener

The Edible Gardener

During this lockdown our thoughts have turned to food shortages and from there to growing our own food. But it seems that many people who love plants and gardens, and even active gardeners, are often a bit daunted by the thought of growing plants for food. So we...
I feel the earth move under my feet

I feel the earth move under my feet

Recently we ran a blog about the secret life of trees, exploring how they communicate with each other through a web of roots and fungus in the soil. Until recently this interconnected world beneath the soil was almost completely unknown and it sparked a curiosity in...
Listen to your Garden

Listen to your Garden

When it comes to new planting take a moment to reacquaint yourself with your garden and what it wants.   It’s planting time. Spring finally settles in and May bank holiday weekend is the biggest weekend for garden centres, as we all get a bit dizzy piling our...