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

Overgrown Mahonia? Deal with it while your in lockdown!

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 […]

We hope that you’re well, enjoying the good weather & coping with lockdown.

  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!

Favourite flower today is the Hellebore or Lenten Rose
Helleborus orientalis

   

Snowdrops Still Looking Good!

THIS WEEK WE’VE HAD A U3A GROUP ON A SNOWDROP TOUR OF THE GARDENS. 

5 DAYS & COUNTING!

Its not only Snowdrops flowering in the garden. This is a happy looking Peach Hellebore.

10 days to Opening

Galanthus viridapice in flower today.                                                                              Starting a countdown to opening!

JANUARY -SPRING INTO ACTION CHECKLIST

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 […]

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU

Wishing You All A Healthy, Happy 2020. due to the mild December we have snowdrops, primulas, marigolds and a few bedding plants still in flower. I’m looking forward to doing the BirdSurvey this year because I’ve already spotted more than I usually do at the end of the month!  

Welly Walk & October Colours

          We’re open for the next two weekends Fri-Sun before closing for winter, why not release the inner child & come for a welly walk, enjoy the autumn colour & stroll through crunchy leaves with no one to see you!

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