Tagged: garden notes

24 November, 2017

Garden Notes

Garden Club

I expect you have collected all your leaves by now. Mine all go on the shrub borders where they keep the weeds down all year. You do have to keep an eye out for rogue tree seedlings. Do not pile it too high round the base of the shrubs. I find the netting I have round them against rabbits keeps them clear of too many leaves. ...

17 October, 2017

Garden Notes

Garden Club The Villager

This is the time to assess your garden before everything has died down. What plant has grown too large and flops on others, or which shrub could do with a prune. ...

29 September, 2017

Garden Notes

The Villager

I hope you have all started to buy your bulbs. Perhaps this is when the gardening year really starts, when you are preparing for next year. Such glorious pictures on the packets promising you such delights. ...

23 August, 2017

Garden Notes – Yellow

Garden Club The Villager

So many people do not like yellow in the garden which is such a pity and rather awkward as Autumn approaches. Many of the stalwarts of the border at this time of the year are the yellow and brown daises. The rudbekias, heleniums solidago and achillea. Even the hosta leaves fade to yellow. However it is easily possible to keep the pink and blue summer borders going into Autumn. ...

20 July, 2017

Garden Notes

Garden Club The Villager

I think there should be book written on the etiquette of garden visiting. “How not to annoy your host.” Do you comment loudly on the fact that their hostas aren’t a patch on yours and how slug bitten they are. Or do you kindly walk past them and pretend that you have not seen them. Do you point out that obvious nettle that your host has overlooked. Perhaps you make a joke about having one’s nose too close to the ground weeding and never looking up. ...

25 June, 2017

Garden Notes – Keep it Going

Garden Club The Villager

I love going to Chelsea but this year it was not the exciting place it usually is. I only really liked one garden, The Silk Road, that the pundits talked down, while as for the best in show!! It was supposed to be a quarry in Malta with native plants. It was the tidiest quarry you have ever seen with all the stones cut to the same size and laid out in rows. ...

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