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Bulbs

Now that the winter months are nearly over you will notice that your garden is starting to rise from its winter slumber. So naturally, now is the time to start thinking about and planning for the spring and summer. To bring your garden back to its full glory after...

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Glut Instinct

“Growing your own produce is great if you want no food, then 400 tomatoes, then nothing, then 120 cucumbers, then nothing, then 3 carrots that...

planting ahead

The first draft of this post began with a rather gloomy assessment of the year’s events. By the time I reached the third paragraph...

BITTERSWEET MEMORIES OF 2020

The year 2020. Where to begin? It’s tempting to dive straight into the obvious negatives – and let’s face it that would be rich...

Going Potty

If the pandemic has taught us one thing, it’s to look after our mental health. If it’s taught us another, it’s to look out...

February Flowers

It’s that time of year when galanthophiles (the polite name for snowdrop bores) start to bombard social media with images of their pearly-white treasures....

Iris Reticulata ‘Pauline’

In an exciting new development, the following post can now be enjoyed as a podcast as well as in text and photographs. ...

Now is the Time to Plant Spring Bulbs

Whilst tempting to lament the summer that never was, now is the time to be looking ahead and planting your spring-flowering bulbs. The first...

How to Enjoy Your Garden in March

Although winter’s icy fingers cling to March, their grip weakens daily. The weather may not always be clement, but there’s no turning back now;...

Hurrah! the Ides of March

Our garden is at its lowest ebb from early February until the Ides of March, on the 15th of the month. Battered by gales...

Discovering Daffodils

It’s a little known fact – so little known that one might almost call it a secret – that the first job I ever...

Arctic April

It has been the strangest month; cold – indeed the frostiest April in sixty years – and desert-dry. Although we’ve escaped spring frosts here...

The Late, Late Daffodil Show

In a normal year, I’d consider myself lucky to have one or two daffodils blooming in May. By May Day their dominion is over...

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