Alliums

April – Alliums popping up in between the hydrangeas  Last year I loved my Globemaster alliums so much I made sure I planted more this year. I added some Kings & Queens bulbs which are a dark purple and white. The bag was mixed and turns out I only ended up with two white ones…

Bulbs

‘Tis the season for planting your bulbs if you want some pretty flowers come Spring and you know how I like to be organised! There are rows and rows of daffodil, allium, tulip and hyacinth bulbs in every supermarket, garden centre and petrol station at the moment. The joy of all this abundance means the…

Slugs be gone!

Slugs and snails have been having a field day eating my hydrangeas. I’m wary of putting down poisons and pesticides particularly as we have a young cat. But I recently heard that coffee grounds deter them. This titbit didn’t come to me via Gardener’s World or some other trustworthy source but an episode of Parks…

The Reluctant Gardener

I’ve always been a reluctant gardener. I was never remotely interested. The last place we lived had a garden the size of a postage stamp and it suited me just fine. The only thing I did was mow the grass occasionally and tend my lone hydrangea (which was the only plant that didn’t die on…