Oh Christmas Tree

Oh Christmas Tree

In January this year I posted about how sad I felt seeing all the used real Christmas Trees left outside homes waiting to be collected by our local council to be recycled. It made me wonder about the environmental Pros and Cons of real trees and fake trees.  Having a...
Colour for your July Garden

Colour for your July Garden

Typically, we think of July as Summertime in Britain.  Hampton Court Flower Show, Wimbledon and The Proms all feature this month and are markers of a British Summer.  Then picture the quintessentially British Summer Garden and I bet you see beds of jumbled up Cottage...
Maintaining your Garden

Maintaining your Garden

I’ve just read this article about a community in London crowdfunding for a Community Gardener.  The appeal builds on the 10xGreener project, which has seen a BBC TV crew following the local community’s attempts to make a single street, Daubeney Road, ten times...
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...