English Country Gardener

Cottage Gardening

Cottage Gardening Its finally happened we have moved into our little cottage with its gorgeous mature garden. Its filled with all sorts of interesting plants. The garden is set into three...

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Gardening for the under 30s

Gardening for the under 30s Gardening over the years has developed a persona for being an older persons hobby, to be honest most young people do not have their own garden until they move...

Roses

Summer Gardens

Summer Gardens   I love summer, its this time of year you get to reap the joys of all your hard work, your veggies are edible, your summer bulbs are out, perennials are excelling...

Garden Jobs to do in July

Garden Jobs for July Where is this year going? Its July already, I’ve only just managed to start reading this months The Garden because I’ve been so busy. So this month as usual...

Allergy Friendly Plants

Allergy Friendly Plants For some people spring and summer are the best months, heat, beautiful flowers, picnics, but for others its two seasons of sneezing, wheezing, eyes streaming and...

Lavender for the Under 30s

Lavender for the Under 30s This title was used by Laetitia Maklouf in her book The Virgin Gardener, and I love it. I have to say that yes lavender does have that old people stereotype with...

Softwood Cuttings

Taking Soft wood Cuttings There are many benefits of vegetative propagation such as creating a clonal replica of the parent plant, it’s usually quicker to maturity than by growing...

Therapeutic Gardening

Health and Gardening Gardening and seeing a garden has long been proven to improve health. Studies have been carried out in hospitals, cities and work places to prove that seeing plants and...

Jobs to do in June

Its June already and our gardens are in full swing. Our spring plants are finished and summer is well on its way.  Garden Jobs If practical remove faded flower heads from Rhododendrons...

Concrete Garden

Its May and unfortunately we are still in the concrete jungle. We keep getting closer and closer to our garden, but not quite. There is light in this jungle of bricks and glass and its...