Gardeners’ Blog – an informal account and images of the garden past and present
We’ve been watching Tawny Owls for the last few weeks with 3 chicks and didn’t dare post anything so as to protect them from unwelcome attention. It’s been absolutely fascinating & Mick has managed some great pics. They’re now fully fledged & grew so quickly it was as if they were just being inflated!
In mid April try lifting a strawberry plant from the garden & putting it in a 3 litre pot of compost, water well & keep in greenhouse or on a windowsill, it’ll produce flowers & fruits by the end of May.
If you have an old Mahonia that has outgrown it’s space, use the renovation pruning method. It can be pruned by removing the top third & you’ll remember why you planted it in December when the scent of the lemon flowers waft across your garden!. If its so huge that you’re wondering why you planted […]
A Lovely Year for Blossom. Pear on house wall, should be a good crop, if the Blue Tits don’t strip all of the buds!
THIS WEEK WE’VE HAD A U3A GROUP ON A SNOWDROP TOUR OF THE GARDENS.
Its not only Snowdrops flowering in the garden. This is a happy looking Peach Hellebore.
Galanthus viridapice in flower today. Starting a countdown to opening!
Its January & Spring is just around the corner, time to get cracking, – time to snip off brown stems of herbaceous plants at ground level, avoiding damage to emerging shoots. Shrubs & perennials will benefit from a mulch of compost or bark around their roots to conserve soil moisture & discourage annual weeds. Time to finish […]