Wreath; Holly, Ivy, and Kiftgate Rose Hips

Christmas Wreath

Sincerest apologies for this rather Blue Peter, WI-ish subject matter. Normally, it would never have crossed my mind to devote an entire post to the…

Restoring a wildflower meadow: (#3)

Leading on from Horticultural Renaissance of Wildflowers and Wildflower Fruit & Nut Case; An interview with Sarah Raven, this post collates the experienced advice of…

Aster Little Carlow (cordifolius hybrid)

Top Plants for the Autumn Flower Garden

Time to concede. The central heating is now on and warm wooly jumpers have made their comeback. Quite unbelievably, winter with its festivities is almost…

Horticultural renaissance of wildflowers: #1

Intentions to restoring native wildflowers in our field & garden originated from Sarah Raven’s report on Gardener’s World back in 2008. Years, and many gardening…

Keep Calm and Pot On: Mini book review

Written by Liz Dobbs, ‘Keep Calm and Pot On: Good Advice for Gardeners’ is an endearing, linen-clad, pocket book, intended to provide good advice for…

Crocus Nursery Open Day

Gardeners’ Holy Grail: Nursery Open Day

With the dogus in tow, one very determined gardener hustled down the motorway to attend the last open day of the year, at the renowned…

Phlox Paniculata Blue Paradise

Chelsea Chop: The Final Chapter

Encouraged by Rachel (thank-goodness-my-husband-wasn’t-watching) de Thame’s, notable report on Gardener’s World in early June, the Greenhouse borders were subjected to their first ever Chelsea Chop.…