Naked Trees

Well what a delightful couple of weeks we had earlier this month, a second summer, how wonderful!  And an opportunity for us all to re-charge our batteries before the harsh winter weather sets in. No real rain has fallen since my last newsletter to you which means the late sunshine has been great for late […]

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Garden Tips, Tricks & more…

And you thought it was time to relax… Autumn is one of the busiest times of the gardening calendar, and traditional gardeners like myself think of September as the start of the gardening year.  This is the time we start preparing the garden for next season. So if you’re planning a new garden layout for […]

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Blooming September!

As much as I hate to admit it, there’s been the distinct smell of autumn in the air this week.  Have you noticed it too?  Still, as every year, we will hope and pray for an Indian summer!

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Feeling hot, hot, hot!

Or perhaps that should be wet, wet, wet!  Unfortunately it’s impossible to know what the weather will be like from one day to the next.  Hopefully my gardening tips will at least help you plan for when the sun does shine!

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What..no grass?

Hello there! With the lawns looking more like a July prairie and not much grass cutting being done, you could turn your gardening energies towards the flower beds and borders. Looking good during this drought are ornamental grasses like Stipa tenuissima, Stipa gigantea and Miscanthus sinensis ‘Gracillimus’. These guys are so low maintenance it beggars belief-when […]

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Summer gardening

Whilst we continue to face the distinctly changeable weather of June (didn’t we just know that we would ‘pay’ for that gorgeous Spring!) there are a number of things to do in our gardens, even if you do find yourself sprinting in and out of the rain!

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Easter in the garden

Flowers, Ale & Garden Lovers… Well we have enjoyed some unseasonably warm weather of late and no doubt many of you have already dusted off your BBQ’s; hopefully my tips on ‘what to do now’ in your gardens will help you prioritise your tasks over the Easter break.

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Snow stops play

Snow might have stopped play for a short while here in Berkhamsted but there is still plenty to do in the garden for your planting and the wildlife.

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Smell the leaves

Don’t you just love this time of year, when you step outside and the air is fresh and crisp and smells of spent leaves & roaring log fires, and we can finally layer up with those lovely woolly jumpers?! Remember, time for planting up your Spring bulbs is running out!

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