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’ ……..
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…..
This might seem a strange image to post next to a blog about clay soil. Find out why….. Continue reading
I love the crisp sharp lines of box topiary contrasted with the slightly uncontrolled flowing shapes of soft summer flowers ! The effect is often stunning and worth getting right.
So here are a few tips…….
Few herbaceous flowers can rival the dramatic showy blooms of this summer flowering herbaceous perennial. In all shades of pink to carmine red and white, the peony puts on its display for about three to four weeks, depending on variety and weather. Continue reading