Gardeners’ Blog – an informal account and images of the garden past and present

A good day to edge your lawn

We’ve had a good weather forecast for this week and next. Its a good time to edge your lawn because the clippings will dry on the soil and won’t need to be collected- as long as they’re not too long!

TULIPS – WHAT TO DO WITH THEM AFTER FLOWERING

All Tulips should be deadheaded ( seed pods removed) Tulips in pots can be laid on their sides out of sight to dry out. Replace the compost in October for a super display next May. Tulips planted in the ground -dying leaves can be disguised with an early May by sowing NIGELLA seed around the tulip […]

MRS T. SEEN IN THE WILDFLOWER MEADOW TODAY
THE SCENTED GARDEN

The perfume in the gardens is wonderful this week with Lilacs & Euphorbias bursting into bloom. 

Swallows & Irises

Iris Cherry Gardens                                              They’re back!

Time for Planting

We’ve got lots of unusual perennials flowering in the nursery, we leave our plants outside during the most of the winter so that they are hardy. Plants are grouped according to planting positions to make choosing easy for you. We even have a Collectors Corner for those plants you see at shows and can only […]

Japanese Cherry Trees in Flower
Easter Flowers

There are too many plants in flower to list this week, the garden seems to have exploded!

Clematis pruning simplified

You need to know when your plant usually flowers if you can’t remember make a note of it this year. Spring flowering Clematis such as C. montana usually only need to be tidied up AFTER flowering. Reduce excessive growth & cut out any dead, damaged or weak stems. Clematis which flower before midsummer should be […]

March 14th

Curlews last week then Newts, Frogs & Toads spotted this morning, the sun is warming everything up nicely!

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