Month: May 2016

RHS Chelsea Flower Show: The Rest

As well as the show gardens, I saw many other remarkable sights at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show, not least, the great pavilion. It’s just a giant tent full of plants, but that description doesn’t do justice to the creative nature of the displays, and vast range of perfect plants being shown by growers from all over the world. I… Read more →

May: What To Do Now

In my garden this month, the tulips have made way for the irises. Bearded iris flowers provide fat brushstrokes of colour that tower over the borders on tall stems. The smaller flowers of siberian and dutch irises are just as rich in colour, with contrasting throat markings and an intricate petal shape. They are exquisite. Aquilegia (also known as granny’s… Read more →

Open Garden & Plant Sale On Sunday 12th June

I’ve taken the plunge this year and decided to open my garden to raise money for charity. All gardeners love a nose around other people’s gardens, don’t we? It’s on Sunday 12th June, 11am to 4.30pm, at 20 Le Strange Close (just off Christchurch Road), Norwich NR2 3PW. I’ve got my fingers crossed that the weather will be fine. We’ll be selling… Read more →

Gardening In The Magic Kingdom

I’m not long back from a brilliant family holiday to Disneyland Paris. Prior to becoming a gardener, I wouldn’t have noticed the planting there. But now that I’m a gardener, I really look at trees and plants where ever I go. There are lots of artificial flowers and trees there, of course. But the real planting at Disneyland is surprisingly… Read more →