Loading posts...
  • Digging up Dahlias and Planting Peonies

    The garden is definitely going into hibernation mode,  as whilst I’m pruning, I’m not getting the bounce back of new growth like you do in the Summer months. This week, I’m focusing on starting to clear my cut flower garden and plant in preparation for Spring.  Out with the old and in with the new It’s getting close to having to lift my dahlias. You can buy fresh tubers every spring or use your own…

  • Top 5 ways to Embrace Autumn with open hearts and joyous faces…

    …I’m trying ok? I am a summer baby, this is not my metier but I am trying to move to the darkside. Get outside and gather We don’t have a dog (I am incapable of looking after anything else, I am just not up to the job), I have so far managed to stay firm in the face of a powerpoint presentation by my children as to why dogs are…

  • Top 5 Autumnal gardening Answers

    With the arrival of Autumn, it definitely feels like everything in the garden is going into hibernation. I tend to garden all year round and September through to November consists mostly of giving the garden a good tidy so it looks as good as possible for the Winter months. This week on Instagram I posted a picture of my garden enjoying some Autumnal sunshine and talked about just this. I got asked…

  • The perfect cutting flowers

    A little snapshot of my cut flower garden in September My first year growing cut flowers has definitely been a steep learning curve but overall I’m really pleased with the result.  For those of you who have been following me, you’ll know that I’ve already started my outdoor Autumn planning, and this also applies to my cut flower garden.  I’ve already got an extensive shopping list which includes revamping a shaded border as well as my large list for cut flowers. I’m also going to try some new bulbs, but to save the bank balance I’ve…

  • Weatherproofing your garden

    If you’re anything like me, then you’re most probably very good at starting a ‘weather-related’ conversation.  I often wonder why it’s one of our go-to conversation topics, and personally I think it is to do with the fact that our weather is constantly changing. August, for example, has seen soaring temperatures, high winds and heavy downpours with the arrival of storm Francis. Reflecting on the impact of inclement weather, it’s…