It's been a while since I've posted about the garden in Wales, and after a week of toil, here's an update! Fine weather persisted, broken only by just an afternoon of heavy rain before the sun came out again. The garden certainly needs water - we've never seen it so dry and after several years of … Continue reading A few words from Wales
Short but sweet - I've had some good news, I entered my April 8th blog post into a competition at KLC School of Design - and it won the 'Garden Design' category! Sense Sensation – Designing a Sensory Garden
Never in my wildest dreams did I believe I'd be the proud owner of such a beautiful greenhouse, what a great building - a fantastic job by master craftsman, Robin MacGregor of Green Bug Greenhouses: In the intense heat of last week, Robin built this truly fabulous addition to our garden and I can't thank … Continue reading I’ve got a fantastic Greenhouse!
We're now well into rose season and I thought I'd share a few favourites from our gardens, along with some tips about caring for them which seem to work for us - for me the tests of success are in an abundance of flowers and a lack of pests and disease. I recently shared a … Continue reading Roses
My greenhouse base has been built this week - not straightforward, but it's holding such promise! I'm really impressed with the workmanship of Robin McGregor of Green Bug Ltd (www.green-bug.co.uk), he offers a range of designs and bespoke services, with the build including brick bases, frames and indoor shelving. The week started on bank holiday … Continue reading Greenhouse on the way!
This photo popped up on Facebook recently - 2 years since we visited Highgrove Garden during National Gardening week 2016 - can't believe the time has passed so quickly! National Gardening Week is much later this year, from 30th April - 6th May, and we've been really busy - not had time to visit any … Continue reading National Gardening Week
I've left seed sowing very late this year, mainly because I want to use my new greenhouse (when it's built!), for seedlings and potting on, but also the weather has been so awful! Anyway, it's high time I got on with it, or there will be no filler plants this summer. I've accumulated lots of … Continue reading Annual sowing time
It’s a beautiful morning - I’ve just woken to a heartwarming dawn chorus, through the open window I can smell the grass I cut yesterday for the first time this year and as I open the shutters, what a sight greets me - a wonderful, colourful spring garden. My senses are alive and kicking … Continue reading Sense Sensation – Designing a Sensory Garden
At last, a weekend without snow and/or rain, and with the sun shining, it's feeling like spring! However, the garden is looking drab and bedraggled what with the weather and the erection of a new fence around two sides last week and so first task was a bit of a clear up and a trip … Continue reading Has Spring actually Sprung?
I recently purchased another gorgeous hellebore from Farmyard Nurseries in Llandysul, where there is a significant breeding programme - this one has no name on it, but I'm sure you'll agree that it is stunning Having read Carol Klein's article in February's Gardener's World magazine, I thought I'd attempt to cross pollinate this hellebore with … Continue reading Creating a new plant (possibly)