Primulas and Auriculas

There are lots of choice Primulas in bloom during spring. You can really appreciate some of the choice ones by putting them in individual pots and containers. Primula Francisca – an unusual yellow/green frilly flowerer. Happy in limy and ordinary soils in part shade....

5 Best Lily Flowered Tulips to Grow

Tulips are the stars of the spring garden. From late March until May they provide colour and height in beds, borders and containers. Tulips grow best in fertile, well drained soil in a sunny sheltered position. There are lots of tulip varieties to grow, but some of...

This Week…March 28th

We have been sowing more flower, herb and veg. seed this week again – I am running out of space in the greenhouse. We have a polytunnel but it has been totally invaded by mice who are playing havoc with all of the seeds and seedlings. So, we have moved most of the...

Recipe: Edible Flower Salad

Spring flowers are now in full bloom so it is easy to add some colour and flavour to a lovely salad. The salad in the photo is made up of an avacodo, peeled and sliced, spring onions, walnuts, cheese (this is cheddar but milder goat’s cheese or feta cheese would be...
Out and About…March 21st

Out and About…March 21st

I went to Neston Flower Club yesterday to see a demonstration by Welsh florist/arranger Keith Smithies. He is an excellent demonstrator and I do like his style and type of arranging. also, he is an interesting speaker because he is also an expert gardener and I like...

This Week…March 21st

At last the garden and cutting patch is really quite colourful. It is lovely just to wander around the garden cutting a few plants here and there. There’s no need to  make a ‘proper’ arrangement, just gather the flowers and some foliage up and put...