What a summer we’re having! I hope you’re all managing to keep your most precious plants alive and watered! I hadn’t realised how long it’s been since I last wrote which goes to show how busy things have been, in the garden and in life. In fact, many people are curious about the mix of…Details
Here are some blog posts about gardening.
So it’s been a while…. how many of you have been in your garden these last few months? Or just wrapped up warm and stayed indoors? It’s fair to say I have a love hate response to the garden at this time of year. I always love getting outside to do some of the jobs…Details
As Storm Brian rages outside (well OK the edge of it here in rural Buckinghamshire!) I have to admit to retreating indoors as of all the weathers to be outside in, wind is the one that I like the least. I did manage to pick up a few windfall apples from our Bramley tree, which…Details
Earlier this year I took soft wood cuttings of some of my perennials. I love the magic of propagation. There’s nothing like watching what is effectively a stick or a stem start to sprout new growth from being stuck in some compost. When I first started I couldn’t believe it was so easy! Don’t get…Details
As May turns in to June and we are full square in the middle of the busiest time of year in the garden, what have I achieved on my plot? I have certainly propagated more flowers and vegetables ever, to the point that I ran out of small pots for growing on my seedlings and…Details
Sowing seeds, sowing more seeds, potting on seedlings, and sowing more seeds! Yes, this is the month for the green house and the cold frames to come in to their own. We have quite heavy clay soil, so even some of the seeds that would happily go in to lovely fine tilth on the veg…Details
The other week I offered my first workshop on propagation for Buckingham Garden Centre and it was really fun to share my passion for growing things with other like minded people. There’s such magic in seeing things grow from tiny seeds to plants, or from leaf cuttings taken of your favourite house plants. We also…Details