Top Ten Ideas for Winter Flowers in your Garden

Winter flowers

Winter Flowers for all the Seasons Although you might have to look a bit harder to spot winter flowers,  it’s possible at least in most parts of  the uk, to have something interesting to see all year round in your garden. Planning a successful all seasons garden depends on bold structure, a definite style and a good range of core … Read More

Tips for Growing Snowdrops in your Garden

February is probably the grimmest month in the gardening calendar, with low temperatures and flowers being in scarce supply. However, there is hope in the air. For many of us, the first sign of spring and the promise of milder weather just around the corner is the sight of a clump of brave snowdrops poking through the cold earth of … Read More

More Jobs for the January Garden

Make sure you feed the birds this winter. Even in cold weather, water is important for all our native birds so as well as laying on food you may want to consider opening a drinks bar. They aren’t too fussy – a simple bird bath will do the trick and they won’t turn their beaks up at an old dustbin … Read More

Sheena’s Plant of the Month: Viburnum x bodnantense ‘Dawn’

Image by Manfred Richter from Pixabay

This shrub has deep pink flowers which are on show during mild periods throughout the winter. It also has a wonderful fragrance and so is a great shrub to plant close to the house or near garden paths. Bring the garden indoors and add some colour to a dark windowsill; Viburnum x bodnantense, when cut, will last for a long … Read More

Companion Planting

White cabbage with marigolds

What is Companion Planting? Companion planting is a great way to attract the right pollinators whilst keeping enemies at bay. The purpose of companion planting is to keep a natural balance in your garden, saving time and money by grouping plants together which complement each other. Although the idea has become more prevalent recently it is not new. Nearly 10,000 … Read More

Things to Do in the January Garden

Even though this is the coldest time of year and the garden in January may look asleep, this is a month for optimism. By the end of the January pearly white snowdrops and golden winter aconites will appear, making a perfect partnership with hellebores. Those brave plants that are flowering at this time of year can be admired without distraction.  … Read More