Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Planting ideas for your garden from Tredegar House

Poppy seed heads Tredegar House Green Fingered BlogVisiting other people's gardens, large or small, is a great source of ideas to bring home and try out in your own garden. I've been to Tredegar House in Newport looking for inspiration, and I've come back with several planting ideas that could enhance my garden, and yours.

Saturday, 12 August 2017

Six things to do in your garden during August

There is plenty to do in my garden right now. The weather is still warm, but here in South Wales we've had plenty of rain as well as some sunshine, and that combination means everything is growing strongly. There are all the routine tasks of deadheading and pruning to keep everything form getting out of control. And here are some other jobs I've been doing in my garden that you may not have thought of, but which will be worthwhile doing if they apply to your garden.

Saturday, 5 August 2017

Line your garden paths with scent - all year round!

How lovely it is to walk through the garden after work on a summer  evening and absorb the fragrance of flowers as you pass them. With a bit of planning, you can enjoy scent on every journey through your garden, even if it's just a quick trip to gather some herbs for cooking or taking kitchen waste to the compost heap. And you don't have to wait for summer either. By choosing the right plants and putting them in the right places, you can enjoy natural perfume as you walk through your garden whatever the time of year.