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Lazing on a Sunny Afternoon?

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 @ 01:06 PM
posted by Lizzy

There’s a fine balance isn’t there, between working in the garden and enjoying it? And the two seem to be inextricably linked: the less you do of the former, the less you can do of the latter. Ok, you could always get someone to do it all for you, and […]

Only Organic?

Thursday, June 18, 2015 @ 09:06 PM
posted by Philly

It sounds like a nice idea for sure, but does being an organic gardener mean that you have to put up with unhealthy plants, which have been attacked by slugs and caterpillars? What’s it really all about? Just think of the soil as the basis for everything. Not looking after […]

Hedgerow Fizz

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 @ 03:06 PM
posted by Philly

The hedgerows have been magnificent this year – that and the wonderful weather all over the country this week has made me creatively put the two together and wonder how we can celebrate! ; -) So I’m off with the dogs on an elderflower hunt this weekend, but rather than […]

Lush Larkspur

Thursday, June 4, 2015 @ 09:06 AM
posted by Lizzy

Did you know that Larkspur is actually the annual form of delphinium? I have to confess I didn’t until I bought 2 packets (one while and one dark blue) this year. With 400 seeds in each packet, I scattered the blue ones seed in trays quite liberally and, although I […]

June Plant of the Month: Salvia Caradonna

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 @ 01:06 PM
posted by Philly

Very popular, but I honestly believe that no garden should be without this super perennial It has wonderful lilac coloured spikes that start flowering about now and will go through all the way to the first frosts. The great news is that Salvia nemorosa ‘Caradonna’ is not only attractive to gardeners, […]