• spring
  • Gardening Newsletter April 2021

    Hello and welcome all – this month I’ve got a feature about a local North Norfolk pub who’ve turned their garden around to open outdoors last Monday, a couple of gardening programmes I’m recommending and to top it off a mention of a rare garden event I’m looking forward to – oh and not forgetting […]

  • spring
  • Gardening Tips: April 2016

    Gardens are leaping into life, there is frog spawn in the ponds, hedgerows are full of birdsong and plants are now enjoying all the benefits that we are, the longer days and the warmer weather. Daylilies are up and tulips. You might notice weeds have sprung into action too but thankfully my winter work has […]

  • spring
  • Gardening Tips: March 2016

    Spring is here and our traditional spring flowers are part of the welcome party – hyacinths with their strong scent and cheery daffodils marking the new season. Of course, now that the weather is warming up and the clocks go forward at the end of the month giving us longer daylight hours, we’ll have more […]

  • winter
  • Gardening Tips: January 2016

    Blue Centaurea

    A mild start to winter has brought talk of daffodils, although I’m sad to say I haven’t seen any flowering locally yet. If you’ve spotted some, I’d love to know! I’ve seen daffodil and tulip bulbs springing up through the earth and grape hyacinths in full flower, beside Pelargoniums and Rudbeckias. I’ve seen trees in […]

  • autumn
  • Gardening Tips:

    Intricately patterned Cyclamen leaf

    It’s an exciting time of year as changes are now moving us quickly out of autumn and there is so much to enjoy. Apples have mostly fallen and the blackbirds are busily tucking in! Bonfire night is approaching and fireworks will be lighting up the skies. Our days are already noticeably shorter now and I […]

  • autumn
  • Gardening Tips: October 2015

    pumpkin for Halloween

    Cold, crisp mornings with lawns drenched in dew are now feeling normal as we head into mid-autumn. The autumn equinox has been and gone, and the days are shorter than the nights – and the pumpkins are so enormous that they are more than ready for their big night on Halloween. Gardens may feel like […]

  • summer
  • Gardening Tips: August 2015

    Seddum spectabile 'Brilliant'

    I love watching the seasons come and go and you can really see this happening quite fast in the garden now as the late summer flowering plants begin to explode into colour – those fantastic eye-catching reds you can’t miss of the Crocosmias and Heleniums. Rudbeckias and Sunflowers are starting to flower too and Sedums […]