A dahlia a day …

My fascination continues with Dahlias. These colourful flowers are grown from tubers every year and provide such interest and colour for everyone to enjoy, regardless of taste – there is at least one for everyone! Over recent years I have been adding varieties to my little collection. Where once it was just ‘Bishop of Llandaff’, […]

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An enjoyable summer

Wow, what a busy year it’s been since my last blog. I’ve had a lot of fun and tonnes of enjoyment in the potager, sowing and planting and weeding and watering and harvest and sowing and planting … well you get the picture … Lol Speaking of harvest, since the early salad leaves there’s been a […]

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The April Garden

What a busy time of year it is in the garden ! In the potager we’ve gone from zero to sixty in the past six weeks and gardeners across the land have dusted off their old seed packets, been ordering and buying new ones, and there is more than a seedling or two sprouting at this […]

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Growing the love ❤️ 

For the day that’s in it, here’s a Jasminum polyanthum I grew a few years ago and was training in the shape of a love heart.  While it didn’t flower on the day, it certainly conved my message, and when it did come into flower, it looked wonderful. Unfortunately it was damaged by frost the […]

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Sowing sweet pea seeds

Now that we’re into early spring, I’m thinking it’s time to start sowing some seed. Hardy annuals are always good to start with, as these little toughies don’t need high temperatures to sustain themselves. In fact, at times, some plants will self seed around the garden, and the only work you’ve to do is to enjoy them when (and where!) they […]

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