Monthly Archives: November 2016

  • All about Eve

    Apart from the lovely Clematis Cirrhosa ‘Freckles’, and Winter Jasmine there are few winter flowers to remind us that there will be an end to chilly temperatures and pitch black by five pm. One shrub does stand out however and that is the lovely Eve Price, a named variety of...
  • A bit of a November nudge

    Governments are fond of using the word 'nudging' in the context of 'nudging' you to do the 'right thing'. In November, clearly the right thing is to persevere outside while the soil is still workable to prepare the ground for your new cutting garden and for your gooseberry plants, whether...
  • Roses for the Cutting Garden

    I know that the subject of roses in their hedging and hip form came up in the last newsletter but arguably (and I may be on sticky ground here) every garden should have a rose or two in one of its incarnations. Even for those with a more modernist or...
  • Forewarned is fair warning...

    Christmas is not quite upon us but its promoters warm up earlier every year. So, if you looked at half the magazines out there you might think it was only a few days away. And of course, in a sense, it is. So, here is a timely reminder that the...
  • Playing Gooseberry can be fun

    Perhaps it was tinned gooseberries that put many off this delicious fruit? For some reason, people tend to rate most other soft fruits like raspberries, strawberries or blackcurrants above the gorgeous gooseberry. Have a rethink. The breeders have been doing their stuff so that the two main issues to which...

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