English Country Gardener

Jobs to do in October

Jobs to do in October October signals the start of chilly days and nights, harvests, warm cosy food, Halloween and of course Autumn. I love this time of year when the leaves are turning and...

Pumpkins, Apples and Autumn

Pumpkins, Apples and Autumn The Pumpkin Hunt Who knew that pumpkin picking was so much fun? So we have the traditional Christmas Tree hunt, and the first million trees you look at are not...

Bottom half of garden

Open Gardens

Open Gardens This is the first year we have opened our gardens for the whole world to see, and I can tell you now it is a scary thing, with lots of hard work, time and a trip to the garden...

Pet Friendly Gardens

Pet Friendly Gardens We have two dogs and two guinea pigs who love to play and sunbath in the garden. But it’s usually forgotten that the garden can also be a dangerous place for our...

Jobs for August

Jobs for August August is here and our gardens are at full swing, Summer is well underway. There are lots to do in the garden this month. Garden Jobs Plant your autumn bulbs such as...

Holiday Cornwall

Going on Holiday

Going on Holiday For many of us the summer months are the time for our holidays. Its also the time when our gardens need us the most, be that watering, weeding, harvesting or dead heading...

Leucanthemum vulgare

News From A Cottage Garden

News From A Cottage Garden I can’t believe its been nearly a year since we moved from the big smoke, and what a year in the garden its been. Here are some photos of the garden, well...

Syringa vulgaris 'Firmament'

Jobs to do in May

Its May already how time flies, all of the trees have now come in to full leaf. I love seeing the lush green leaves, so soft and bright. This is one of those busy months, lots to do in your...

Magnolia

Jobs to do April

Jobs to do April Its April and already Spring is well underway, the Daffodils are slowly going over, the cherry blossom is in full bloom and the magnificent display of magnolia cheers up...

Dreaming of Summer

Gardening Jobs for March

Gardening Jobs for March It’s officially spring! Already were itching to get out on the warmer days to sow our seeds, and cut back anything we couldn’t or didn’t do in...