Apple and Cherry Blossom time in Hampshire

It is apple and cherry blossom time in Hampshire! And all over the UK. From early April to mid May our countryside and gardens are awash with trees covered in pink or white blossoms. Or white blossom ...

Primroses

Primroses are spring heroes! We often think of daffodils heralding spring yet it is really the primrose that shows her pretty face first. From early February to late spring you will find primroses bri...

Roses are not just for Valentine’s Day

Roses are not just for Valentine’s Day ! Valentine’s Day is not the only reason February is a good month to talk about roses. The most loved, the most cherished, the most talked about and ...

Snowdrops

Fair Maids of February We often speak about the flowers that herald the arrival of spring and yet what about snowdrops? This is the flower that is known to herald the end of winter. Although, this is ...

Rhododendrons

May is the perfect month for woodland walks where you can witness the breathtaking displays of rhododendrons and azaleas. And, where, if you are lucky, you might just catch the haunting call of the cu...

Green Gardens

Now that our gardens are bursting into colour, it is easy to overlook the colour green. Some of the lovely shades of green that grace our borders early in the spring we take for granted because. This ...

Spring Bedding

We certainly need some spring bedding to brighten up these persistent dismal wet spring days! In between showers, which on the bright side makes the soil perfect for planting. Pansies, Polynathus &...

Colourful Camellias

Colourful Camellias are one of the most popular spring shrubs in our gardens. This is not surprising as it is a shrub that blooms early in the spring and gives our gardens early splashes of stunning c...

Springtime Blues

Do you love springtime blues?  Ceanothus with its dense clusters of blue flowers it is one of the very few blue flowering spring shrubs. While there are also summer flowering deciduous varieties, it ...

Be Ready for Spring

Be ready for spring! It may still be cold outside so this is the perfect time to start planning your garden. We call this armchair gardening! Even if you are not sure what you want, from the comfort ...