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

Gardening Jobs

Planting, pruning, propagation, pests....

Centaurea

Fruit and Veg UPDATED 21 Sep 17

Heleniums UPDATED 26 Sep 17

Hostas

Heucheras

Grasses

Pests Updated 5 Oct 2017

Sisyrinchium

Gardening for Wildlife

Notes about how to attract and observe wildlife

Bumblebees in our garden

Nectar plants for bees Updated 4 Oct 2017

Birds in (and over) our garden Updated 7 Oct 2017

Dragonflies commonly seen in gardens

Frogs, Toads, Newts etc.

Bugs, beetles and mini beasts Updated 11 Oct 17

Hover Flies Updated 29 Sep 17

Moths in our garden Updated 23 Oct 17

SpecialPerennials for butterflies Updated 13 Oct 17

Plant Notes

More in depth notes about a particular plant

Actaea Pink Spike

British Native Plants

Echinaceas (Coneflower)

Geraniums

Kniphofia

Lobelias

Salvias Updated 1 Oct 2017

Phlox paniculata Blue Paradise Updated 30 Sep 17

Garden Design

All aspects of putting plants together

High Times: Using Tall Plants An article originally written for the Hardy Plant Society NEW 1 Oct 2017

Grasses for Autumn Interest Updated 1 Oct 17

Perennials for Dry Shade Updated 29 Sep 17

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 NEW 5 Oct 2017

Pink shades NEW 7 Oct 2017

Pink and White

Gardening Lore

Weather Lore

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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