Category Archives: Spring

This Month in the Garden – April 2024

I used to think that May was the month for bluebells.  When I was a child we celebrated Bluebell Sunday in the middle of May close to my mother’s birthday.  We would walk through Crackley Wood, Kenilworth and be overwhelmed … Continue reading

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This Month in the Garden – April 2023

So here we are in April – the time of blossoms and new beginnings. The month of April gets its name from the Latin word aperio, meaning to open or uncover and at this time of the year trees and … Continue reading

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This Month in the Garden – March 2023

Well – did you take part in the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch at the end of January?  For many years I have recorded the birds in the garden on the appointed day with children and grandchildren – quite often having … Continue reading

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Have Garden, will Travel – Steffie Shields

On Tuesday 17th May we had good sized socially-distanced audience including a several new members to welcome our speaker Steffie Shields, an accomplished writer, speaker, garden photographer and historic landscape consultant, talking to us primarily about the several house and … Continue reading

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This Month in the Garden – May 2022

One of the things that I enjoy in my garden is seeing the old favourites that come up every year.  The plants that I have forgotten about until they appear at their appointed time.  I sat by my pond a … Continue reading

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This Month in the Garden – April 2022

The feature in my garden which provides me with most joy at this time of the year is my pond.  It was excavated, constructed and landscaped by my son in 1989.  That summer the extension to our house had just … Continue reading

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This Month in the Garden – March 2022

Well here we are in March and how wonderful to see the spring bulbs bursting through the soil and the colours appearing in the various shrubs.  The garden visiting year has begun – hurrah!  Time to get out and about … Continue reading

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My favourite plants & shrubs by Colin Ward

We were pleased to welcome Colin Ward to our May meeting.  Colin is the owner of Swines Meadow Farm Nursery at Market Deeping.  The nursery is open to the public and specialises in rare plants and shrubs.  There is an excellent … Continue reading

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This Month in the Garden – May 2021

This has been a slow spring with much of April continuing cold and dry.  This has meant we have been able to enjoy the daffodils over an unusually long period but many things have been slow to get going and … Continue reading

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This Month in the Garden – April 2021

Making a garden attractive is not just about plants.  Major structures like paths and walls, pergolas, fencing and trellis all have a significant part to play.  On a smaller scale, ornaments of all sorts can add focal points, visual attractions … Continue reading

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