Making your own Secret Garden

Making your own Secret Garden

I’m very excited!  They are remaking ‘The Secret Garden’ which is 1 of my very favourite books.  Its not to be mixed up with ‘Secret Garden‘ which is being released this year and which is about an entirely different topic!!  Its going to...
Ideas we can take from RHS Chelsea 2018

Ideas we can take from RHS Chelsea 2018

So having caught up with all the coverage from Chelsea here are my thoughts on what we can take away from the Show to use in our gardens: Yellow seems to have been a really popular accent colour with yellow Globeflowers (Troillus), Ladies Bonnets (Aquilegia), Woad,...
What’s a Hoedown?

What’s a Hoedown?

Clue: it’s not a gathering involving shouting catchy phrases like “yee-haw”!  A Hoedown is what I called my Garden Consultation Service, purely because ‘Garden Consultation’ sounds so boring! If you want to yell “yee-haw” at the end...
Seeds to Sow in May for easy Summer Colour

Seeds to Sow in May for easy Summer Colour

The seeds of Annuals can be bought in the supermarket, garden centre or high street homeware store for a couple of pounds a packet and they literally can provide hundreds of colourful flowers in just 1 packet!  Buy in May to sow outside straight away.  You’ll need to...
Sowing Seeds Indoors in Spring for Summer Colour

Sowing Seeds Indoors in Spring for Summer Colour

There is cheap and easy way to get some colour this Summer in your garden by sowing seeds indoors this February – April.  All they need is soil, water and warmth to get growing and there is a huge selection of flowers that you can choose from. These seeds can be...
Poinsettias – top tips on looking after them

Poinsettias – top tips on looking after them

They are hard to resist when you see them piled high in the Supermarket but so many times they have wilted and died before Christmas Day and you’ve been left wondering what you did wrong!  Here’s some tips to keep your Poinsettia blooming until Christmas...