29 04, 2019

In the garden in May

April 29th, 2019|

There's so much to do in the garden now that the spring sun has brought on a growth spurt. Keep sowing, mowing, weeding, and protecting young plants from the very last of the frosts – by bringing them inside overnight or covering them with fleece. Prune early spring flowering shrubs now that blossoms have finished. [...]

22 04, 2019

Spring Tree Blossom

April 22nd, 2019|

Wild cherry blossom is white with a sweet scent Did you know that our wild cherry tree is different to the pink-blossomed varieties you often see in streets, parks and gardens? The wild cherry has white, cup-shaped flowers with five petals.   Look out for hawthorn blossom in May This thorny shrub is often called [...]

14 04, 2019

Bluebells

April 14th, 2019|

The bluebell has many names: English bluebell, wild hyacinth, wood bell, bell bottle, Cuckoo’s Boots, Wood Hyacinth, Lady’s Nightcap, Witches’ Thimbles, and Granfer Grigglesticks . In the past. The stems are squeezed the stems produce a glue so strong that fetchers used it to fix the feathered flights to the arrows. It is against the [...]