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You know it is spring when the bluebells start to bloom. Many traditional gardeners hold that spring planting should not begin until the bluebells are in bloom. The bluebells in our garden started last week and will probably last three or four weeks. Bluebells are considered indicators of ancient woodland. The blooms appear in early …Read More about Bluebells
Apart from providing wonderful colour in a small garden, nasturtiums are the gardener’s favourite for encouraging beneficial insects into the garden. Originally from South America, nasturtiums have a culinary and medical history. The leaves and flowers are edible with a tangy taste similar to pepper. Used in salads and soups they add colour and flavour …Read More about Nasturtiums
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All gardeners appreciate the importance of flowers. Flowers are used to distract the attention of partners from the dinning room table being used as a work bench while said partner is out at work. They are also attractive.
It is too early in the year to talk about a “false spring,” when warm weather followed by a freeze confuses the garden. But this year the bluebells are coming through in January, last year they did not appear until March. That gives a good indication of the mixed up weather that is now becoming …Read More about A false spring