Gardening tips and tricks
Helping you get the most out of your garden
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 2021”
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 2021”
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”
Back in the garden, the recent hot weather has certainly stimulated the plants into rapid growth and if it keeps up the top job this month has got to be watering, watering and oh yes watering. Here’s a few other jobs to think about: Pull up your dead daffodil, tulip and bluebell foliage now thatContinue reading “Gardening Jobs for June 2021”
After one of the coldest Aprils ever and far too many late frosts we are so excited to be moving into May and leaving April and these Arctic temperatures behind. MARVELLOUS, marvellous May. It’s our favourite month in the garden and this year it has become more and more important because from May 17th lockdownContinue reading “Gardening Jobs for May”
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”
Hoorah! There hasn’t been any substantial rain here in the East for the last couple of weeks which means that the soil is starting to dry out and we can finally get onto the borders to do some gardening. We are coming to the end of one of the coldest winters in recent years andContinue reading “Gardening Jobs for March”
Welcome to our first blog about taking part in the world’s most prestigious gardening Show, the landscape Olympics, otherwise known as the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. We have had the privilege of creating six gardens at Chelsea (three of which won the BBC People’s Choice Award), all with strong messages and all using British nativeContinue reading “Chelsea Chat – Wild at heart”
With the way the weather has been this year, particularly with the heavy snow much of the country has had over the past few days and with temperatures set to plummet there’s no particular incentive to go outside other than to make snowmen, so spend some time thinking about what you want from your gardenContinue reading “Gardening Jobs for February”
Here we are in the middle of January, Christmas has come and gone, temperatures have dropped and once again we are stuck at home. Take heart! There are plenty of positives to help us feel hopeful in the garden. The evenings are slowly drawing out again, we can almost work until 4.30pm outside before itContinue reading “Wintery Wonders – Lose the January Blues”
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