Category Archives: Spring

This Month in the Garden – May 2019

As I write in mid-April, the vegetables seeds I sowed in March have just begun to germinate. I have needed to water them, though, because we have not had any appreciable rainfall since then. If this continues it will mean … Continue reading

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Strictly Daylilies by Paula Dyason

We were joined on 16th April by Paula Dyason and her husband Chris.  They are the owners of the Strictly Daylilies Nursery in the village of Histon, just north of Cambridge.  Paula grew up in America where hemerocallis, to give … Continue reading

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This Month in the Garden – April 2019

There are firm historical and theological reasons for having Easter Day on a variable date  but it does mean that sometimes the Church’s celebration of new life  gets rather widely separated from the new life of spring  in the garden. … Continue reading

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This Month in the Garden – June 2018

Until the middle of May the weather continued its record-breaking behaviour. After the wettest, coldest April we have ever experienced we had the hottest and driest May Bank Holiday.  I was lucky and went on holiday in the Canary Islands … Continue reading

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Warden Abbey Vineyard – Janet Rose

In May we were pleased to welcome Janet Rose from Warden Abbey Vineyard, especially as she had brought samples of wine for us to taste. Vines were first planted at Warden Abbey in medieval times by the Cistercian Monks. They … Continue reading

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This Month in the Garden – May 2018

My hope that the weather would improve after a dismal March was not realised and April up to the time of writing has been even worse. At this time last year I wrote happily about a lovely Spring and I … Continue reading

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The Art of Tree Moving

The subject of our meeting on 17th April was The Art of Tree Moving. The speaker was Deric Newman who is the General Manager of Civic Trees a company which specialises in moving mature trees. The scale of their activities, the … Continue reading

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Good in Bed

We were intrigued by the title of our March talk. However we soon found out that Annie Godfrey, the owner of Daisy Roots, an independently run nursery in Hertfordshire, really knew which plants were ‘good doers’ Annie specialises in growing … Continue reading

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This Month in the Garden – May 2017

This has been a wonderful spring and it seems to have gone on for a long time; starting with the snowdrops in February, daffodils in March and April and now tulips and the first bluebells. Blossom this year has been … Continue reading

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This Month in the Garden – April 2017

In 2016 the zodiac animal for the Chinese was the monkey but, as far as I was concerned, it was the year of the slug and in my articles I probably bored you with my horror at the damage inflicted … Continue reading

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