We've had monsoon like rain, which then coupled with a few warm, sunny days, has made the garden growth prolific! Everything is looking lush, green and healthy and we certainly won't be needing the watering cans for a while! Here are my pick this week for #SixonSaturday!
This is just my favourite time of the year! Leaves are unfurling and buds are swollen, ready to burst! It's the time of year when you can miss the beauty of the garden if you but blink!
If you had to choose just six plants for your garden that you could not be without, which six plants would you choose? These suggestions are just a bit of banter between gardeners but these top choices might inspire you to plant some in your garden!
Never before has it been as easy to record the progress in your garden in a visual way at the touch of a button! I cannot shout enough about the value of photographing your garden regularly!
To cut back or not to cut back Hostas in late Autumn: that is the question? The answer really depends on whether or not you can stand to look at a mushy border through Winter?
You may know that eggshells are a great way to deter slugs from chomping on your prized plants but how do you gather enough eggshells in order for this barrier method to be successful?
Learning which plants in your garden need to be protected or moved before Winter will save you time and money in the long run.
If you ever get the chance to visit the garden, Lanercost, in Busby Road, Carmunnock, do not think twice, as a wander round it will not only delight and amaze you, it will inspire you with a new found love for plants!
I love Hostas: the way they in wait, dormant under the soil, then spring from the ground, leaping towards a majestic, arching form! I love their huge, glossy leaves; their myriad shades of colour and their end of season spiky, floral finale! Unfortunately for both me and the Hostas, the slugs absolutely love them too!