New beginnings

If you don’t venture out the garden can look pretty dead at this time of year.  However, get outside and it is soon apparent that things are already getting ready for Spring.  There are buds forming on some trees and shrubs, bulbs coming up with snowdrops coming into flower and hellebores beginning to flower.  There […]

For auld lang syne..

Happy New Year!  We’ve finally finished the turkey, the decorations are coming down, the days are already beginning to lengthen and Spring bulbs are pushing up through the ground.  In no time at all Spring will be with us and the gardens will be leaping into life. Finish clearing old growth and leaves from borders […]

Raindrops keep falling on my head…

Happy New Year! Not sure about you but I’m seriously considering sub-aqua gear for gardening, or at the very least flippers.  Despite the large amount of rain gardens seem to be holding up pretty well and there is lots to do on the rare dry days. January is usually the month when you have a […]

Happy New Year!

It may be January but there is still lots going on in the garden with hellebores and snowdrops appearing.  I’ve even got some winter aconites just coming into flower in my garden. Although January tends to have the worst of the winter weather here are a few things to do on the better days. Finish […]