I do love my garden, it gives me great joy but it also provides plenty of heartache and to be honest I don’t really spend as much time in it as I should. I’m not a very patient person and I like to have my finger in many pies so the idea of pottering aroundContinue reading “Hacks for Sustainable Gardening 2022”
I appreciate that I have really put the cart before the horse with this article. I really should have published this before I wrote my other articles on growing veg but this happens when you write articles that follow life rather than ones that are planned and executed like a professional magazine. So if IContinue reading “Growing Fruit and Veg; Design & Layout 2022”
In my garden some of the plants I grow for mid-summer colour are still going strong well into Autumn, like Verben Bonariensis, Cornflowers and Russian Sage, and some flowers are having a second flowering like the Campanula and Aquilega, but it’s lovely to inject some vibrancy into the scheme with some fresh colours. Here areContinue reading “Creating an Ornamental Garden; Late Summer Colour”
There tends to be a gap in flowering from June to July as the lushness of early summer gives way to the more intense heat and light. It can be hard to keep the garden looking fresh during these weeks, unless you succumb to single-season bedding plants, which I try to avoid because of theirContinue reading “Creating an Ornamental Garden; Mid Summer Colour”
It’s been a depressing week this week so my go to activity for weeks like this is to spend time looking at pretty flowers that beautify our world and help feed the pollinating insects and beautify our world. This week I’m listing my favourite easy-to-grow plants for early summer colour.