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Sweet, Sweet Peas

Saturday, May 16, 2015 @ 10:05 AM
posted by Lizzy

It’s time to plant them out at last, my wonderful sweet peas for summer! Usually I let them scramble up a good strong trellis – a bit of the lazy way, so you can either do that or have a go at the old-fashioned systems of cordons which are better […]

Hanging Basket… Heaven?

Thursday, May 14, 2015 @ 09:05 AM
posted by Elizabeth

You can keep your hanging baskets, thanks. I associate them with my Nan and fuchsias. I should make a disclaimer at this point – I have *no* issue with my Nan *or* fuchsias. I just don’t want them at the entrance of my new house as a permanent fixture, that’s […]

April’s Amelanchier… or the Darling Buds of May?

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 @ 09:05 AM
posted by Lizzy

My suburban garden is wider than it is long and it used to be full of leylandii trees that have been planted by our predecessors to block out the view. Well they were certainly effective in that, but they did little else for the garden, in fact it was impossible to […]

Plants for Free? Hope So!

Friday, May 8, 2015 @ 11:05 PM
posted by Jude

Look at this sad plant. I think I bought a pair two years ago and displayed them at the feet of my hosta collection in chimney pots. They have purple-tinged white petals with dark indigo centres and they flowered profusely. They spent their first winter between two brick built raised […]

Shed Loads of Endless Fun 

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 @ 05:05 PM
posted by Philly

Do you have a shed? Do you love it? Is it a pretty palace, or a dark, dusty, musty space that houses rusty things and spiders – errr… not exactly your pride and joy? Here’s mine. It looks nice on the outside, but what what’s it actually for? We’ve been helping […]