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Gardening societies – What to expect and why you should join

2018-05-21T13:22:56+00:00 May 4th, 2018|Blog, Garden Plants and Trees|

Gardening is a hobby best pursued with the assistance of others. Despite the plethora and accessibility of gardening assistance there is a concern that there is one area that fewer of us are accessing - the kinship of a garden community or horticultural society. Here I share my experiences as a newbie member and summarise the wonder that is the Great British Horticultural Society

Snowdrops in grass – give your lawn a lace frill

2018-02-09T13:47:39+00:00 February 8th, 2018|Blog, Cut Flowers and Flower Arranging Material, Decoration Ideas and Floristry, Garden Plants and Trees|

Snowdrops are simple tough plants yet delicately beautiful. A pure white snowdrop finds its perfect foil in the a green of a lawn. So often snowdrops are contained in flowerbeds or tucked away under hedges and trees, or the far reaches of a lawn. I wanted to bring them into the spotlight. Now, from late January, my car headlights pick out mini pricks of bright white as I come up the drive in the early evening. By day the snowdrops soften the edge of the lawn, the green sheet broken by a pretty white filigree.