The winter garden often looks drab, unloved and uncared for – the blaze of summer and autumn plants has dried and withered leaving a sorry tale of what came before. Most of us abandon the garden in the winter months in favour of the warmth of the fire inside reading books and endless reality TV programmes! Take a look around you – I think you will find that there is plenty going on in the garden, so don’t just sit and wait for the daffodils to appear take a look at what is already brightening up your garden this winter.
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January 21st, 2012 No Comments
March 17th, 2011 No Comments
It is perhaps appropriate that tomorrow is Red Nose Day 2011. What better way to get you in the mood than to listen to an American, with a passion for gardening and an almost British sense of humour – his dry wit had clearly missed most of his American audiences but was most definitely not lost on his very english audience tonight.
Though organised by Derry Watkins of Special Plants fame (who was keen to point out that her gardens were now open on Tuesdays) – who is of course american herself, Dan Hinkley drew a large audience to the Bath University Gardening Club to illustrate a talk on two Pacific North West gardens. The climate there seemed pretty similar to Britain with some oddities bought about by its coastal location.
May 11th, 2010 No Comments
One of my main reasons for visiting as a Garden Designer is to look at the Show Gardens. Malvern isn’t known as a hotbed for innovation particularly but it can provide some neat glimpses at how other designers approach a garden or planting and I particularly enjoyed chatting with Deb Bird about her garden The Nature of Nurture which particularly struck a chord as I learned much of my gardening from my parents and grandparents. Perhaps one of the most interesting ideas though came in the Schools Section, where two gardens featured greenhouses made from recycled plastic bottles.
January 24th, 2010 No Comments
This article appears courtesy of VP who has kindly allowed me to ad it to my blog: It recounts our meeting on a winters morning and the great fun we had discussing gardening. Over to VP! – I have something new for you today: VP’s VIPs, a series of interviews with people involved with the [...]
January 12th, 2010 No Comments
As the UK is plunged in to the deep freezer again this year, many of you will be suffering the effects of the cold in the garden. All those carefully planned borders and features take on an air of serene gracefulness covered in a pure blanket of white. It’s as if the pause button has [...]
October 22nd, 2009 No Comments
Autumn brings with it a sense of occassion at Westonbirt Arboretum. And now is the time to make the most of it. The colours are just starting to really break from their summer hues to a riot of colour that is totally spectacular. I never seem to allow myself enough time to get round the [...]
May 27th, 2009 No Comments
Well – this was supposed to be the time that I tell you that growing your own is as easy as you like and that I am enjoying bumper crops! Of course the sowing of the seeds was a breeze – even the children could help with that! Sure enough they germinated quite well and [...]
February 17th, 2009 No Comments
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