How to make Hanging Baskets

How to make Hanging Baskets

On a sunny morning in June I spent a delightful couple of hours at Blackfordby Nursery with the ladies of the local Women’s Institute, showing them how to make hanging baskets. I learned how while working at a garden centre many years ago. Soon I was solely...
Autumn is the new Spring

Autumn is the new Spring

Where did the summer go? It doesn’t seem like five minutes since I was writing about spring, and now it’s harvesting and planting time. And while September provides a glut of apples, blackberries and tomatoes, it is also the best time for gathering seed, taking stock...
Spring flowering plants

Spring flowering plants

April showers are on the way, they say. Well, I’ve written enough about our changeable weather over the last few years to know that it could be pouring, baking or snowing in April! So this month instead I thought I would give you a little insight into why I choose...
Planning your garden

Planning your garden

At this early stage of the year, usually on a sunny day, I start to feel the first flutter of anticipation about the gardening year to come. I can’t help feeling that we have missed out on winter this year, primarily as last years was so bad, so I also worry we’ll get...