An Enjoyable Day at Chelsea Flower Show! Last year Adrian went off to the Chelsea Flower Show and left me behind – this year it was the reverse, I went off and left Adrian behind. My friend Liz and myself both being keen gardeners were very excited about the day ahead of us until we were travelling through London in a coach with the weather looking anything but friendly. Thunder above us, …Read More
With all the bad weather around we were very lucky in this corner of the UK to enjoy a relatively dry weekend. After all the wet and cold weather I felt a sense of freedom when I was wandering around my garden looking for signs of spring. I found the occasional beautiful blue anemone blanda in flower (always a favourite of mine) and the arrival of a few snowdrops showing …Read More
Adrian and I would both like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Thank you for following us on our ‘Views from the Greenhouse’ blogs. We will try harder next year to write more. But as you will appreciate at this time of the year it’s a little too cold to be spending time in the greenhouse and we all become weekend gardeners – dark when we …Read More
Adrian and I have become weekend gardeners. Like many other people who juggle working and caring for the garden it is dark when we go to work in the morning and again when we return home in the evening. On a Wednesday when we have our gardening night we long to roll up our sleeves and get out into the greenhouse. So we have to talk about it instead and …Read More
Solidago ‘Strahlenkrone’, Goldenrod has been a summer favourite for many years and never fails to add an abundance of colour to my border. It keeps springing up in various parts of the garden. Adrian took a clump from mine 2 years ago – it transplanted well and is looking really healthy in his border. We love it as it always looks so cheerful and it also attracts butterflies.
The summer season …Read More
Following the discussion Adrian and I had last week regarding which bulbs we would like to plant this autumn for our spring gardens, we thought we would share some information and a few tips with you.
Bulbs and corms for spring flowers (plant in autumn)
Autumn – sometime between September and December – is the time for planting flower bulbs. A number of them can be planted from September onwards, especially the …Read More
Ok I confess Annie, I’d forgotten I’d planted this new Spalding product! I returned home last night and was checking the garden when I spied in one my pots these beautiful White Powell Lilies. I then cast my mind back to the start of the year…..
I was browsing through the Spalding Plant and Bulb catalogue with Annie and was planning what I wanted to grow. I was looking at a …Read More
Annie has had some great results with her gardening this year. However I still maintain that when it comes to hostas, I’m still in the lead – just! I don’t know if it is the richness of the Spalding soil or just my good fortune, but my hostas always seem to do well. As you can see from the picture my collection has grown quite large, so now it is …Read More
This is the 1st time that I have grown an Abutilon and I absolutely love it. Next year I will definitely be growing more. They do come in various varieties and colours, plus there is the ‘Tricoloured Abutilon’ which combines 3 plants in different colours. I am so delighted with my yellow one, imagine how I will feel if I have a pot with three different colours of this lovely …Read More