‘It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.’ – Charles Dickens, Great Expectation
Gardening in November!
The bright and colourful resplendent autumnal days are making way fast for fresh and cooler winter days. Whilst the array of colours outside start to fade and all you want to do is cosy up inside with a log fire and warm duvet, your plants will also appreciate a little wrapping up too! Bubble wrap is perfect to keep your container plants warm and insulated.
It’s all about preparation! Gardening in November!
Out they come – the gloves and hats and scarves and wellie socks for whilst the rest of the world may now have retreated back indoors to sit out the winter in a warm room, we gardeners have much to do as we head towards winter solstice and the shortest day of the calendar year.
Shere Village Open Gardens
On Sunday 28th June, Shere, one of the most picturesque villages in Surrey, nestling at the foot of the North Downs between Guildford and Dorking, will inviting the public to view the biggest selection of beautiful private gardens that Shere Open Gardens event has ever offered to help raise funds for village causes.
The English Garden. Every element designed with a purpose
The English Garden. Every element designed with a purpose Each year my wife and I have a simple tradition of toasting the spring equinox, saying goodbye to winter and hello to spring. This year it’s the 20th March, and by the time you are reading this we will have no doubt opened a very handsome French wine that we bought in a small vineyard in Burgundy last summer.
February Gardening Tips
It is easy to think of February as a good month to leave the garden to itself and stay out of the rain, but this time of year is so important. If you have ever looked over your garden in midsummer with a critical eye, it is hard not to see jobs you should have done in the ‘off season. That shrub that was planted too close to its neighbour, a clashing colour combination or a wall or edging strip in sore need of replacement. In the summer there is usually just too much to do to take on any remedial work, and the plants will not thank you for being moved whilst in growth.