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19 05, 2019

Rose’s in May

May 19th, 2019|

May is a wonderful month in the garden. Blossom is everywhere, spilling over fences or festooning roadside trees, but the greatest moment of joy for plant lovers is that moment when the first rose blooms. With their fragrance and colour, roses are the starting signal for the opening act of the summer garden. The rose [...]

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 [...]

25 02, 2019

Daffodils the first sign of Spring

February 25th, 2019|

Daffodils are one of the earliest flowers to bloom in the spring and are often associated with springtime and rebirth. These trumpet-shaped flowers come in a variety of sizes and colours. Traditional daffodils are sunny yellow, but some varieties are white or pastel yellow and some are even pink or green. While the daffodil’s primary [...]