I was chatting to my brother about remembering the wonderful Geoff Hamilton showing us how he cleaned his gardening tools. Looking through his book “Gardeners’ World Practical Gardening Course” I found the article on page 29; here’s what to do: Fill a box or tub with sharp sand and pour […]
Look what I found in the conservatory this morning …. spider hatchlings. Trust they are just normal house spiders.
My second choice is King Size Navy Blue. I’ve not grown it before but it has large, really dark blue flowers on long stems which I think sounds wonderful. It is supposed to be highly fragrant but if it isn’t I think the large, blue flowers will more than make up for that.
I started my Hyacinths off in November; in a cool, dark place until they started to show through. Speaking to a lady at my garden centre she suggested waiting until the flower started showing through not just the leaves so this is what I did. I checked them on an […]
Most of the varieties we’ve chosen have the RHS Award of Garden Merit so they should do well. They are all available from Thompson & Morgan, take a look and order your own seeds for the coming season.
Last year I acquired some seeds from a Sorbus tree which had really bright red berries. I managed to get two good sized seedlings which I was planning to use as starter bonsai. However, during the high winds a few weeks ago they were knocked over and damaged, one may survive […]
My Saffron Crocus bulbs arrived from Suttons just before my holiday so I have only just planted them. I chose to plant them in three medium sized bulb bowls so that I can keep them close to the house and keep my eye on them.