Every year I am bewildered when I see garden centres and supermarkets selling ‘painted’ heathers in a variety of garish colours.
A great place to find plant inspiration for your own garden.
This is a seasonal look at flowers, shrubs and trees, with tips on growing and pruning.
A gorgeous spring flower and an inspirational quote.
I picked this little posy of flowers from my garden today. Whilst I expect the Helleborus (Christmas rose) and the Viburnum bodnantense ‘Dawn’ to be in flower at this time of year, the scabious, knautia and stocks are flowering outside of their normal flowering time due to the incredibly mild weather we have had recently.
Conkers are the seed of the Horse Chestnut tree and it is a very British tradition for children to play the game of conkers in the school playground. Leaving conkers in the house is supposed to repel spiders, but can’t say this works entirely for me!
If you are looking for conker pictures, the following picture is available for immediate license on Picfair