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October’s Tree of the Month: Crab Apple

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 @ 07:10 AM
posted by Philly

Anything that’s both beautiful and edible gets my vote and crab apples definitely fit the bill They have really lovely delicate blossom quite early in April, they’re nice neat trees, never too big even for an urban garden, mostly the leaves turn a good colour in the autumn and they [...]

Nuts to You!

Monday, September 29, 2014 @ 12:09 PM
posted by Lizzy

A little while ago I planted some hazel trees along one side of my plot at the allotment. They’re growing really well as a hedge and I’ve already been using my prunings to keep them in shape as useful pea sticks Hazelnuts are actually the fruit of Corylus trees and bushes. There [...]

Rosehip Magic

Sunday, September 28, 2014 @ 01:09 PM
posted by Lizzy

I’m a bit of a fan of the old kitchen garden remedies. With the late, warm and dry summer we’ve had I’m utterly convinced that no sooner the weather *does* change it’ll bring runny noses and aching bones! Ever positive BUT the hedgerows are holding magic enough to keep season changing sniffles [...]

Weekend Walks – Great Gardens

Friday, September 26, 2014 @ 08:09 PM
posted by Elizabeth

I’m a Woolly who *loves* the Autumn. Not all Woollies agree but I love the cooler temperatures and the light at this time of year. This Autumn is proving to be glorious – warm days with plenty of sunshine but dewy mornings and cold evenings. Bliss! While it’s still really [...]

Seeds to Sow

Friday, September 19, 2014 @ 06:09 AM
posted by Lizzy

It’s time to think ahead! If you want a garden filled with glamorous flowers that will give you pleasure for years and years, now’s the time to sow some seeds. You can wait to sow things in March or April, but if you really want to be sure of a [...]