Friday, 24 February 2017

Fantastic scent right outside your door - Daphne Odora

Daphne odora aureomarginata small pink flower cluster Green Fingered Blog
You can have a sweet, alluring scent drifting up your garden path as you leave on a frosty morning. You can enjoy a whiff of fragrance resembling sherbet on cold spring days just by opening the back door to put the rubbish out.  All you need is a Daphne! 

Monday, 6 February 2017

Things to do now in your garden: cut back perennial plants

Dead seedheads on Sedum spectabile Green Fingered Blog
Sedum spectabile
If you need convincing that spring is on the way, here's what to do:
1. Go outside.
2. Find a perennial plant (like this Sedum).
3. Look at the base of it.