Top Garden Trends for 2017

The desire for a healthy lifestyle continues with nearly 39% of us spending more time in our garden and 45% of us seeing our gardens as an extension of our homes. Growing our own fruit, vegetables and herbs in our gardens, allotments or with others in community...

Looking Forward to Spring Colour…

After my flying visit in the spring to the Keukenhof Park just outside Amsterdam, inspired by seeing 7 million bulbs in bloom. I wanted to add more bulbs to my own garden – albeit in a much smaller way! Packing a very big punch were large borders of mixed bulbs,...

Spring Bulb Inspiration…

Spring planting is all about Colour, Colour, Colour from the subtle to the eye watering.  After a long, wet, grey winter, colour in the garden is what we all need to pep us up and spring bulbs do it in spades. A flying visit to Keukenhof Park just outside Amsterdam...

Early Spring Garden Jewels…

Last autumn I visited RHS Hyde Hall in Essex and brought some early spring-flowering bulbs.  I was looking for a bulb with a splash of colour to plant along a path leading to my house front door.  I have not been disappointed.  I choose several different types of Iris...

Jobs to do in the Garden in April…

In my March summary of jobs in the garden I said “…winter can still have the last word…”.  Unfortunately, I was proved right. It feels the garden is still in hibernation and just waiting for some warm weather to burst into spring. So many of...