Today I finally convinced my husband and son to uproot the conifer that has been in this garden for about 50 years. I really don’t like conifers, I don’t like the look of them and can not understand why anyone would plant one in their garden – and I definitely do not know why anyoneContinue reading “Planning my garden.”
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Is lavender easy to grow?
Well I thought so but am obviously wrong. I don’t know if you can see the small French lavender in front of my David Austin roses – it has hardly grown since I planted it. I had this planted in a position that didn’t see a lot of sun. After a month of no growthContinue reading “Is lavender easy to grow?”
Can you have a bee hive in a relatively small, urban garden?
This is a question to all bee keepers out there. I have read an awful lot of posts on the subject and still have no idea. I have spent hours reading and searching the internet and read that you can have a bee hive on a small balcony – personally I find that hard toContinue reading “Can you have a bee hive in a relatively small, urban garden?”
Winter hanging baskets – the understated and often over looked Sweet William
My husband is always telling me that hanging baskets remind him of his local pub. But I don’t care because I love them. When thinking of planting winter hanging baskets the Pansy always springs to mind (I say that now but didn’t at the start of summer). While walking around the garden center this yearContinue reading “Winter hanging baskets – the understated and often over looked Sweet William”
A garden for all – Nepeta cataria
When designing my garden I wanted a garden the whole family (including our cat) would enjoy. Catnip (Nepeta cataria) seemed the perfect plant for this. It is a low growing plant with an attractive, small purple flower that bees love. Not only do the bees love it our cat also loves it (as well asContinue reading “A garden for all – Nepeta cataria”
David Austin Roses
My gardening journey began six months ago with David Austin roses. I have always loved roses and after moving in with my mother-in-law (which has many challenges) I decided I needed a focus and interest to keep me occupied. I had taken up knitting about three years ago however due to an uncomfortable sofa andContinue reading “David Austin Roses”
When planning my boarder, and after planting my David Austin roses, I decided that I wanted a boarder that was not ordered and that bees would love. Mr Google was great inspiration and often the plant that would show up in searches would be Verbena. With more research I found that bees love blues andContinue reading “Elegant Verbena”