In our garden

Our garden is not open to the public but we thought you might like a peek behind the hedges!

This is our occasional garden diary. Click the dates to open each page

1 August 2018 | 3 August 2018 | 14 August 2018 | 21 August 2018

3 July 2018 | 26 July 2018 | 30 July 2018

29 June 2018

Previous years: monthly round-up

Garden Notebook

This is where we jot down everything we learn about our garden, the plants and wildlife that share it with us. We hope you find our jottings interesting and useful

Plant Notes

More in depth cultivation and propagation notes about a particular plant

Gardening Jobs

Planting, pruning, propagation, pests....

Centaurea

Fruit and Veg

Heleniums

Hostas

Heucheras

Grasses

Pests

Sisyrinchium

Gardening for Wildlife

Notes about how to attract and observe wildlife

Birds in (and over) our garden

Dragonflies commonly seen in gardens

Frogs, Toads, Newts etc.

Bugs, beetles and mini beasts

Hover Flies

Moths in our garden

SpecialPerennials for butterflies

Garden Design

All aspects of putting plants together

High Times: Using Tall Plants An article originally written for the Hardy Plant Society

Grasses for Autumn Interest

Perennials for Dry Shade

Winter Treats in the Perennial Garden

Planning and preparing a herbaceous border

Plants for very dry soils

Colour Schemes:

Blue and Yellow

Blue and Orange

Pink shades

Pink and White

Gardening Lore

Weather Lore

Events

Filming with Carol Klein for Gardeners' World, read more...

Downloads

pdf articles to download or print

Hemerocallis Growing Guide: Simple instructions for planting, cultivating and caring for Daylilies

Helenium Growing Guide: Simple instructions for planting, cultivating and caring for Sneezeweeds

Cambridge news article about our Heleniums

Amateur Gardening feature on our garden

Heleniums: Brides of the Sun: An article by Martin first published in the journal of the Cheshire Hardy Plant Society.

"My Favourite Plant". An article by Martin first published in the Journal of Plant heritage Autumn 2010.

"Perennial Centaurea for the garden" An article by Martin first published in the journal of the Cheshire Hardy Plant Society.

Growing Border Phlox: Simple instructions for planting, cultivating and caring for border phlox

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