Happy Easter – Gardening jobs for April

AFTER a winter that seems to have gone on forever, finally spring has well and truly arrived. Just like a switch being turned on, all of a sudden our dormant, dull, and black and white gardens have turned into a glorious technicolour as plants burst into new life. The spring bulbs are looking amazing thisContinue reading “Happy Easter – Gardening jobs for April”

Coping with the winter casualties – Gardening jobs for March

WELL what a dreadful start to spring, cold and grey and now back to the sub zero temperatures that have done so much damage over the winter months. The number one gardening job this month is to assess what plants have been hit the worst, see what damage has been done and decide what weContinue reading “Coping with the winter casualties – Gardening jobs for March”

Hello crocus, my old friend (its good to be with you again)

Here we are at the start of March and according to the calendar Spring has sprung but looking out of the window here at the moment, you’d be forgiven for thinking oh no it hasn’t! It’s grey, it’s cold and there’s an arctic blast on the way. Thankfully, I’ve got my own little rays ofContinue reading “Hello crocus, my old friend (its good to be with you again)”

Gardening Jobs for August

Well, August already, where does the time go. For some, August can be a bit depressing as autumn is on the way and all those darker evenings aren’t far behind. Combine harvesters come out, herbaceous perennials are starting to die back and leaves are starting to loose their lovely verdant green colour. But don’t despair,Continue reading “Gardening Jobs for August”

Gardening Jobs for July

WELL this certainly has been a month of two halves (excuse the football metaphor, it’s the Euro football final tonight so a I’m a bit pre-occupied), lots of rain but also quite decent temperatures so perfect growing conditions. Our gardens are starting to look lush and at their very best with lots of colour andContinue reading “Gardening Jobs for July”

Chelsea Chat – ‘Paws’ for thought

Here we are at the start of June and deep into our planning for our Artisan Garden to celebrate 90 years of the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association. We absolutely love creating these sorts of gardens, wild at heart, packed full of plants and packed full of emotion and nostalgia. With a nod toContinue reading “Chelsea Chat – ‘Paws’ for thought”

Gardening Jobs for April

With everything going on in the country at the moment it is good to focus on a few positives for our own mental wellbeing. Take a look outside your window, spring has finally arrived. The daffodils are still looking glorious, the tulips are starting to flower, the leaves are starting to appear on the hawthornsContinue reading “Gardening Jobs for April”