On a breezy but (so far) dry morning, I'm surprised to see that five of the plants I've chosen for today are having a late floral flush - maybe this shouldn't be unexpected as it's been such a warm September, even during the rain this week. As I write, the sun's made an appearance - … Continue reading Six on Saturday – Tales of the Unexpected!
I love visiting other people's gardens and I have never been anywhere without finding a new plant or colour combination and a useful tip or two, but yesterday was exceptional. Mom and me had such a charming experience at Maureen Allen's 'Hidden Gem' garden - a delicious treat in itself, but what a warm welcome … Continue reading Walsall’s ‘Hidden Gem’ Garden
Last July, amidst plans for year-round colour in the garden (as I'd just got my much hankered after greenhouse), I sowed two varieties of wallflower, 'Blood Red' and 'Ruby Gem', for my hot border. These were planted out as very small young plants at the end of September, along with some white ones I'd grown … Continue reading Wallflowers – to save or not to save
Well, the recent mixed weather has persisted today as we made a trip to Gardener's World Live, but windows of dry sunshine in between downpours just meant we had to tailor our visit to indoor/outdoor viewing depending on conditions! Despite the rain, it's been really enjoyable, with a feast of eye-catching plants and garden designs. … Continue reading Six on Saturday – from Gardener’s World Live
We've spent a few days in Wales and not surprisingly for this time of year, a few weeds are attempting to take hold in the garden. One of these, Galium aparine, more commonly known as 'cleaver', 'sticky bud' or 'goosegrass', really irritates me because it insinuates itself through it's neighbours in a stealth like manner. … Continue reading War on Cleavers
Great day in the garden, planted out all the delphiniums I grew from seed last year, did a little weeding and feeding (but didn't get through my list, mainly as I took a break to go to a plant fair!). Here are six lovely flowers for Saturday: Self seeded centaurea I love this flower, the … Continue reading Six on Saturday