Tag: flowers

My Garden :: Video Tour

I’ve done a video tour of my back garden to share with you while we’re all stuck at home due to Covid 19. As you’ll see, my garden is far from perfect and in need of lots of tlc. The weather is set to be lovely tomorrow, so I’m looking forward to getting it in better shape in the sunshine.… Read more →

I is for Irises :: A to Z of Gardening

I wouldn’t be without irises. In June, they put on a stunning show in my garden, alongside roses, aquilegia and hardy geraniums. The colours are rich and the flower forms remarkable. I can’t imagine having a garden without them, and they really are easy to grow. For gardeners working on light, sandy soil, they are a must-have, giving you vivid, strong pops… Read more →

Coping With The Drought :: Sun Lovers

This is certainly proving to be the year to judge whether I have planted the right plant in the right place in my garden. Not only are we experiencing the driest summer in Norfolk since 1965 (or something like that, don’t quote me!), I have also lost two large trees this year. A pair of Norway Maples were taken down because they were… Read more →

Winter Cherry Blossom To Banish Your Blues

It’s February. Finally!! I don’t get on with January. It’s too grey, too cold, too dull, and too not-Christmas. But February is nearly spring. So I like it. One thing that has helped me get me through the particularly dreadful weather and cold/flu season that was January 2018, was the winter-flowering cherry tree in our front garden. I love this… Read more →

A Potting Place

I’ve been quietly tinkering away on an important area of my garden. It’s the area where I do all of my seed sowing, prepare cuttings, prick out and pot on seedling, plant up pots and hanging baskets, nurse ailing plants, and store pots of spring bulbs and plants that I’m not ready to plant out. Every garden needs a potting place. It’s a behind-the-scenes area, where all… Read more →