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Short-flowering bulbs got you down?

As you probably know, I live in the land of the delayed spring. So when I started getting questions from a couple people asking...

Learning new trick with a bulb plan

Thank you to Longfield Gardens for partnering with me on this post. I’m starting to think that old gardeners can learn new tricks. I’m...

Jewels of the Winter Garden – 20 Indispensable Plants for Winter Colour and Scent

Gardens in winter have so much to offer. Designers often wax lyrical about the delights of ‘structure’, by which they mean woody plants,...

It might be summer, but it’s time to think about spring

A quick note: This post is done in partnership with Longfield Gardens, where I’ve been getting my fall-planted bulbs from for probably a decade...

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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