If the calender hadn't told me it's March in my garden then the swathes of gorgeous flowers giving it a spring glow up would do so. There's colour everywhere, which is always a welcome sight at this time of year. I've written before about the rewards bulbs and corms give for very little effort, and this month's fabulous display is no exception. Apologies in advance for a very photo-heavy post! What's flowering now? While the daffodil is probably the flower most people asso
And just like that, the first quarter of the year is over and we’re now looking at May in the garden – where does time go? The recent mix of sunshine and showers has made everything green up almost overnight and lots of flowers are beginning to burst into life at last. Like the delicate pale pink honey scented flowers on our Japanese cherry tree in the cover picture – I’ve been picking a few sprays for bedside posies and the fragrance is just beautiful. What's flowering now?
Just because spring is trying to do a vanishing act this year doesn't mean April in the garden is an easy ride. There's a whole host of jobs to be done in preparation for the growing season (once it finally gets underway). And it's the time of year my husband dreads - yes, it's the start of grass cutting! Weed, feed, mulch Last month we sowed a lot of our flower and vegetable seeds into module pots and trays to grow on in the house on window ledges and in the greenhouse. This
It feels like Spring has been a very long time coming but she’s finally here, and March in the garden marks the true start of the gardener’s year. The splashes of colour I mentioned in February’s post are still around (despite the recent snow) and are multiplying fast! Alas, I have to confess I didn’t get around to any seed sowing in February so I need to get cracking now. Seeds to sow now At the beginning of March, Flora and I sowed our tomatoes, cucumbers, sweet peas, hon