Open Garden Cheshire 2017 , 24th & 25th June, 2-5pm
Looking forward to opening our garden again this year. The tulips have been fabulous and have come out so much earlier…… promise of things to come when we open next month ! Open Garden Cheshire 2017. Continue reading
Throw on your winter coat and scarf and spend a morning at the Winter Garden Dunham Massey. It’s full of late winter treasures that are worth seeking out. Continue reading
Beautiful bark colours and vibrant winter flowers can cheer up the gloomiest winter day. This Giant Sequoia in Savill Gardens, Windsor Great Park provides the most wonderful winter structure, colour and texture. Of course this winter tree is too big for most gardens. But here are a few that might just inspire you……. Continue reading
The coastal flowers at Slapton Sands in Devon and the new perennials at Dove Cottage Nursery in Yorkshire are two of my favourite places for plants. They are completely different, yet their wild beauty give me the same kind of feeling… Continue reading
Open Garden Cheshire 2016. We’ve sown, propagated, potted up, watered, pruned, clipped, mown, mulched and planted over the past few months and now we’re ready to open! July 2nd and 3rd, 2pm-5pm. All we need now is the weather…… Continue reading
Take a look at some before and after photographs of this contemporary cottage garden. Starting out with a waterlogged clay soil, overhanging trees, and a couple of tatty fences, this garden design Manchester transformed itself over 10 years into a mini oasis….. Continue reading
There’s something pretty special about sharing the garden with your favourite cat. If you Google ‘Cats’ and ‘Garden’ you will be met with a barrage of how to keep cats OUT of your garden. So let’s instead look at ways in which we can attract our furry friends to ‘Garden With Us’ ……..
When the deciduous leaves have fallen and frost has swept away the remaining flowers, winter structure in our gardens takes on an important role…. Continue reading
Now here is a plant you’ll either love or hate…a passer by once asked, whilst admiring it’s juvenile leaves, ‘is it a cabbage?’ Take a look at a year (and a bit) in the life of Verbascum bombycerferum and see for yourself…..
Don’t despair if the clay soil in your garden waterlogs in winter and dries to concrete in summer.
There are plenty of ways to work with a clay soil and not all of them as strenuous as my photo might suggest !
Help is at hand…..