3 CommentsMonday, 11 May 2020 | Alison
Coronavirus is a word we know all too well now but, virus or no virus, nature continues to produce an abundance of spring colour to engage us, and although lockdown continues in the UK as I write this, most of us have been able to take a short walk or dust down our bicycles and cycle each day to appreciate the life affirming richness of spring unfolding before our eyes with flowering blossom trees, elegant magnolias, unfurling fern leaves and every day something new, like clumps of bluebells, lilac and wisteria greeting us on our daily stint of exercise this spring, whether it be an isolated stroll around the garden or a brisk walk in the local park........
1 CommentTuesday, 3 March 2020 | Alison
One particularly cold day in late November last year, my husband calmly announced he was going out to get some cannabis. I nearly fell off my rocking chair, and exclaimed “What…. What…. What”?
Wednesday, 19 February 2020 | Alison
Many a plantsman has tried in vain over the decades to breed the perfect blue coloured flower and a few have come very close. So with the Pantone Colour of 2020 being announced as ‘Classic Blue’ this year, I thought I would choose plants that work well together and conjure up a blue border made with a selection of perennial plants with blue shades, either from the flowers, the berries or the foliage and stems.
Friday, 31 January 2020 | Alison
When February comes around I love the anticipation of a new growing season ahead. Even though we are still in winter, this year you can sense that the garden is coming alive as snowdrops, hellebores and anemones appear like magic. When I walk around my garden (which I try to do every day) I always notice if something has changed. Today it was a tree peony that I only put in last year as a small plant but already it has begun to shoot again ready for this year’s flower, or two, if I’m lucky. Here are some jobs to be doing in the garden over the next month:-