Planning my garden.

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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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”