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Known as the Cornelian Cherry or Edible Dogwood this is a large shrub or small to medium tree. In late Winter/early Spring it has lovely bright yellow flowers on bare stems. It has bright red fruits in mid-summer which are edible. If they are fully ripe they taste sweet/sour a bit like sour cherries. High […] (Read more)
A great plant for early Spring with flowers from white to plum and various shades of pink in between. They look fabulous when planted with snowdrops and will self-seed freely. They are also known as Lenten Roses. They will grow in moist but well-drained soils in a partially shaded spot. They will also grow in […] (Read more)
Snowdrops (Galanthus nivalis) are some of the first of the Spring bulbs to flower even when covered in snow giving a welcome boost on grey and cold February days. On warmer days they provide bees with much needed nectar and pollen. They are best planted “in the green”. This is straight after flowering and before […] (Read more)
In February the days finally begin to lengthen and although it is often still very cold and wet there are increasing signs that Spring is round the corner. Pruning Deciduous grasses are beginning to look a bit tatty now and can be cut down to leave room for the new season’s growth. Cut the stems to about […] (Read more)