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War Gardens

2018-11-05T11:15:26+00:00November 2nd, 2018|Book Reviews|

"I used to feel as calm in the garden as if I was knitting socks by the fire - it always made me happy" These words, spoken to author Lalage Snow, sum up the peace and fulfillment that can be derived from plants.  It is a sentiment well understood by gardeners.  Yet this, and every interviewee featured in her book 'War Gardens' tells a story of gardening in conflict's dark shadow.

How to plant Wood Anemones

2018-10-26T08:44:52+00:00October 22nd, 2018|Garden Plants and Trees|

Wood Anemones light up the floor of deciduous woodlands in March and April with starry constellations of pure white or pink tinged blooms.  The flowers are lifted above a shaggy carpet of lush green leaves, an emerald sky to the white star flowers. This is not a flower I was [...]

My Gardening Week – Six on Saturday 20.10.18

2018-10-20T08:23:06+00:00October 20th, 2018|My Gardening Week - Six pictures on a Saturday|

Chrysanthemum 'Avignon Pink' I meet many people who turn their noses up at Chrysanthemums.  Undoubtedly, the gaudier selections at supermarkets and petrol stations are not the best advertisement for these flowers. If you grow them yourself, however, you can find some amazing varieties for autumnal flower arrangements.  Very soon, my [...]