Spring Flowering Bulbs

One of the first jobs I did in the new garden was to plant lots of low growing spring flowering bulbs in the raised bed. We have mixed Crocus, Anemone blanda (blue shades), Galanthus Single Snowdrops and Narcissus Jetfire, which turned out to be too big really. My hope is that they will flower at slightly different times so there should be colour from early March though to May. Once I know where all the bulbs are I will plant alpine […]

Dove Cottage Garden

Other photographs: Back Garden Front Garden In June 2015 I moved from my four bedroomed, modern detached house, home for 16 years, to a three bedroomed cottage in a small village in Cheshire. I have dreamed for most of my adult life of a home in the countryside and after many false starts I finally managed to fulfil my dream. The new house is called Dove Cottage and is, in fact, a good, solid, three bedroomed house with small front […]

The Chelsea Flower Show: what to see at the biggest show of the year

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show remains one of the biggest garden shows in the world, and is a must visit for anyone with a real love for horticulture.  Visitors from all over the world head to the gardens of the Chelsea Royal Hospital to view hundreds of different displays across multiple styles. In other words, if you’re a gardening fan you need to be there!  2015’s Flower Show is running from 19th-23rd May, so there’s still more than enough time […]

Send a Tree this Christmas

What do you buy the person that has everything?  Fed up with buying the same old presents for your friends and family? If so why not send a tree as a gift? Tree2mydoor is a website I have recently discovered which sends UK grown natural trees  by post to anywhere in the UK as a special gift idea which lasts for years. You can choose from the following gifts and trees so you should have no problem finding something to suit: […]

How We Dug For Victory

I have just come across this great Infographic produced by Kate Southgate on behalf of Notcutts.