Gloomy day or sunny, spring bulb flowers remind us that the long days of winter are drawing to an end. Iris and crocus are looking fabulous now.
Air plants I have a selection of air plants and bromeliads in the heated section of my greenhouse. It isn't heated to tropical temperatures but is sufficient to keep my less hardy plants ticking over. A couple of years ago I really enjoyed a display of air plants by a [...]
Winter is all about preparation for summer whilst enjoying what beauty the garden has to offer in the cold months. This weeks I'm planting pineapples and dates and enjoying snowdrops.
This year, in old-fashioned tradition, I set out to make a Christmas wreath using only greenery from the garden. With a frugality that Scrooge would be proud of, this Victorian approach is also thoroughly modern. The wreath is fully compostable and plastic free.
As we move into the winter it's harder to find beautiful things in the garden. This week I'm focussing on feeding birds over the winter months, digging up dahlias, ordering seeds and eyeing veg for winter comfort food.