Garden Theatre.

This week's gardening blog is very theatrical it has murder, suspense, passion, fashion and experimentation. A murder most horrid to begin. Greenfly, all over the fresh new growth on my rose. It is perfectly situated for an early attack being on the south facing house wall, not ideal but if I want a rose up …

All White Now…

Well a new venture for me. Attempting Six on Saturday. 1.There is blossom everywhere in my village at the moment. This Cherry is a very simple flower compared to its blousy double flowered counterparts but sometimes simple says it all. 2. Continuing with simple underrated plants, the simple daisy, Bellis perennis, is emerging in the …

The Positivity of Spring.

The Hawthorn buds are breaking. Well, things aren't really much more positive, in the big wide world,than last time I wrote, but I am feeling more cheerful, despite just returning from the dreadfully strange experience of food shopping at the moment. There is bank holiday weekend looming with nowhere to go and no socialising to …

Trees down, Daffs and Dunes

Well when you are celebrating spring and visiting gardens in Wales around St Davids day you have to have some Daffs. After the storms we had in February our local wood sadly looks like a tree graveyard. With the wind loosening the roots in the sodden soil the trees would have found it hard to …

Diplomacy, Deluges and Discoveries.

Dispute resolution, This week the challenge was a particularly tricky one. Not only as I had to reduce the height of a Holly tree but due to the location of the tree itself. I was called in by the owner of the tree to prune it down so her neighbours view was less obstructed to …

The Rat, the Pheasant and the Goldcrest.

Well what a start this year has had. Whilst I have been paying attention to the frosts and flowers. When I have been out in the garden, the main attractions have been of the animal and bird variety. Firstly, The Goldcrest, one of these wonderful little birds is becoming quite a frequent visitor to our …

To put you out of your misery… The anwers.

Plant 1 Garrya elliptica 'James's Roof' an evergreen shrub with beautiful catkins, that can reach 20cm in length. It is a vigorous shrub which is best grown up a wall for shelter in my part of the world. It will spread eventually to 2.5m x 4m and will tolerate a wide range of soils and …