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

Summer Days
It’s Day Lily time!

These wonderful plants- proper name Hemerocallis, deserve to be grown more in this area, they love our usual summers- sun & cool conditions but they’re excelling this year with the extra heat. Clump forming, some are evergreen with up to 20 edible lily type flowers on each plant for weeks.

The Peony roses are in flower this week

Our collection of Paeonia ( Peony roses) thankfully missed the gales last week and are looking wonderful. Also Cerinthe plants are ready now £2.95 for 3.

Plant of the week, this week has to be the creeping Phloxes in the Bee & Butterfly Garden

It looks like we’ve got another photographer in the family, these were taken by granddaughter Holly.

It’s Blossom Time at Birkheads

Don’t miss our spectacular show of tree blossom this week, it’s breathtaking.

Pottering in your garden

Remove any old leaves that have turned brown overwinter, the wildlife doesn’t need the shelter any more and it makes the garden look much better without much effort. Cut your lawn when its dried out but don’t make it too short for the first few cuts. Birds are building nests in hedges now, so check […]

Spectacular Spring Trail, I love it when a plan comes together!

The Snowdrops have been joined by crocuses, daffodils & hellebores – the garden is looking better every year!

Happiness is the first day of spring!

The Sun is shining, larks & curlews calling, I’ve seen a ladybird, our bees are alive and the snowdrops are looking better than ever after hibernating under the snow ( which has now cleared ) = Happiness & the first day of spring. See you soon!

Closed Today

We’re sorry we’ve had to  close today because the access roads have deep drifting snow across them from all directions.  Our staff valiantly struggled here earlier but we were worried about them travelling on dangerous roads so we’ve sent them home whilst the roads are still passable (just) We’ll aim for opening on Wednesday 21st […]

Snowdrop Event Cancelled

Our apologies, we’re staying closed until March 7th due to lots and lots of snow our lane is closed. The snowdrops will still be visible when it eventually clears. The Coffee Shop is also closed. Watch this space or follow us on Facebook Birkheads Secret Garden and Coffee Shop.

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