Winter flowers and scents

Winter flowers and scents

February is often quite a gloomy time and year, and the garden can look quite uninviting. However, if you are brave enough to venture out you will find that quite a few flowering shrubs produce delicate flowers which can cope with the winter conditions; some having...
Overwintering half hardy plants

Overwintering half hardy plants

It has been such a mild autumn that many of the trees and shrubs in the garden are still holding onto their leaves. I have been picking half hardy flowers from the cutting garden until this week. However, we are now starting to get some frosts at night so the time has...

Five Best Edible Flowers to use in July

July is one of the best times to collect edible flowers from the garden. Often the flowers are used to provide a colourful garnish, but many can also flavour both savoury and sweet dishes. When using edible flowers, always remember that proper identification of...
Using Edible Flowers

Using Edible Flowers

Edible flowers have been on our minds at Fieldcrest Garden this year, preparing for our course in how to grow and use edible flowers, including roses, geraniums and marigolds. There are a few things that you always need to bear in mind when thinking about using...

The Scents of Summer – 5 of the best

June is a lovely month in the garden. The flowering plants are looking good and the borders are fresh and verdant. One of the main delights is to pick a flower and enjoy the lovely scent. Most flowers do not carry in the air, although Philadelphus, Honeysuckle and...