Meadows are great for welcoming wildlife to the garden and the lax mowing regime allows flowers to thrive in grass that wouldn't ordinarily survive. These include orchids and snakes-head fritillaries and more common varieties such as Ox-eye daisies and buttercups. All are welcome in my meadow area.
I've got so much to talk about this week that it's hard to limit myself to six things. Much is growing well and my mind is fizzing with new ideas of things to change in the garden. My father had an amusing little phrase to deploy when we expected too [...]
It's springtime and I'm feeling fruity. This week I'm taking you on a tour of my garden to find evidence of future fruits, including nectarines, plums, grapes, melons, raspberries and rhubarb.
Spring is all about yellow for me. It is the main accent colour in all corners of my garden right now. The last three days have seen no sunshine at all where I live. I find the cloud cover oppressive, which is why a revere yellow. On dull days it glows and on sunny days it shines.
It's been a wet and blustery week so I've found myself sheltering in the greenhouse most days. My Six pictures this Saturday are mostly greenhouse plants. There's a bit waffle about wattle, along with a bit of myrtle. I'll also be sharing Streptocarpus plug plants, Echiums and Jacranda mimosifolia.
It's a seedling special this week as I run through some of the perky green shoots that are springing up in their seed trays. I've got many many more to sow but even with a spacious new greenhouse it's a good idea to pace myself to save being overwhelmed. I [...]
I've been sharing my gardening week with the world through the Six on Saturday link up of gardeners for exactly a year now. This week I've been buying shrubs, delighting in Iris reticulata and remembering those who pass on their love of gardening to others.
Bulb guard of honour I potted up lots of spring bulbs last autumn and was originally going to arrange them on an outdoor table but instead I've made a little arrangement either side of the path to my greenhouse. The crocuses are filling out but they're not yet at peak [...]