Summer gardening tips
Summer is well and truly underway, and it is one of the busiest and most rewarding times of the year when it comes to our gardens.
Here Comes The Sun… Summer Gardening by Enzo Montella
Its turning out to be a cracking summer so far, after a winter that had the horticultural tricky combination of waterlogged ground followed by sub-zero temperatures, it’s all come together nicely!
Create your own Secret Garden
As a child my favourite spot in my parent’s modest garden was the dark secluded corner where lush leafed plants encased an area my siblings and I nicknamed ‘Favourite Corner’.
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.
Snowdrops. Did you know?
The fruits of our labour are all around us at the moment as the tiny snowdrops bulbs we planted last autumn are now appearing. They give you a serious ‘bang’ for your ‘bucks‘ and look amazing naturalised with anemones and crocus bulbs.
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.