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We’re three, ahem, maturing sisters who love gardening, plants and horticulture as well as having a good laugh and a bit of family banter. We’ve got a Great Plants this Month column from our friend Louise Sims; Elaine’s regular ‘Grow-how’ tips on garden tasks; some ‘Grow-to’ garden reviews and we’ll ’big up’ things we think you’ll like.
We really hope you enjoy your visit here….
Experienced gardener and thoroughly good egg, Louise Sims shares some of her favourite plants
Elaine’s gardening tips and short-cuts for every month or season of the year
The Growbags write about gardens they’ve visited..we’d be happy to publish one from you too!
Some things that we like and you might like too?
Like the other pantomime sisters, Elaine and Laura hurried off this week to join erudite company (the Garden Media Guild), leaving me (the younger, more attractive one if you recall) back at my home to start this week’s post on September. Although who actually plans for their September garden? Obviously prepping for spring bulbs is VITAL because we’re desperate for something to happen in the New Year. But planning for September is like ordering the 2am sausage rolls for a wedding dance – who really cares? Aren’t we all wrecked and ready for home by then? Obviously gardeners with more...
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Wikipedia’s answer to the question ‘What is a wildflower?’, is as follows: ‘A wildflower is a flower that grows in the wild, meaning it was not intentionally seeded or planted’. So, by that definition, mine are not wild as I grew some from seed and planted them in our garden. However, they are native to the British Isles, and are found more commonly in the damper regions of the UK, that is in the west and north. That said, our clay soil which can get very dry in the summer months seems to suit them well, and while they have...
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September has such a wonderful mellow quality about it – all the summer fandango is fading but the weather is often still very pleasant for gardening, so here are some tasks to have a go at, including cutting back spent plants, giving the hedges a final trim, and taking some herb cuttings: CUTTING BACK If you want a good show of general loveliness in September, you need to think about what to cut back. There will probably be a lot of plants in your garden that have done their thing beautifully through the summer but are now ‘past it’ (I...
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