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At this time of year we get mixed weather but often the skies are clear at night. The stars and the moon and sometimes some of the planets can be seen in the night sky if no clouds are obscuring them. Have you ever thought of having a look to see what you can see on one of these [...]


Micro Gardening

Micro Gardening You might have heard the term micro gardening and wondered what it is? Well here’s your chance to find out. Micro gardening involves planting seeds that will be harvested when they are still young. The seeds are germinated and harvested when the first leaves have grown. They are packed with flavour and can be used in salads, [...]

Micro Gardening2020-11-26T16:37:30+00:00

Basic Willow Wreath

Basic Willow Wreath Click on the button underneath the image to find out how to make a basic Willow wreath. WREATH MAKING INSTRUCTIONS

Basic Willow Wreath2020-11-12T21:56:28+00:00

Thinking Ahead to Your Spring Time Garden

Thinking Ahead to your Spring Time Garden Now is the time of year to be thinking about how you want your garden to look like in the Spring. There are ideas about seeds, trees, shrubs on gardening websites and in magazines and books. There are a lot of local allotment and gardening groups with websites. For example the Aylesbury [...]

Thinking Ahead to Your Spring Time Garden2020-11-12T21:39:30+00:00

Cloud Watching

Cloud Watching This time of year there is a real mix of weather including bright sunny days, misty mornings and days filled with clouds and rain. Cloud formations are very varied. They are continually appearing, moving, changing and disappearing. Have you ever taken the time simply to watch how they move and change or just to observe their shapes? [...]

Cloud Watching2020-11-12T21:32:29+00:00

Gardening Jobs for November

Gardening jobs for November There are more things that can be planted out over winter.  There’s still time to plant some flowers and flowering plants such as crocus, sweet peas, alliums, ajuga and eryngiums. Other jobs in the garden or allotment: Prune fruit bushes Net brassicas Cut down autumn raspberries There is a full list of job checklists on [...]

Gardening Jobs for November2020-11-12T21:29:05+00:00

Seasonal Planting

Seasonal Planting Although there are fewer plants and seeds that are planted during this season there are still some that you can plant early and keep in your greenhouse over winter to plant out in your garden in the springtime. Garlic bulbs can be planted and some varieties of onions. Radishes and sweet peas too can be panted in [...]

Seasonal Planting2020-10-29T13:55:41+00:00

How to plant bulbs in a pot

How to Plant Bulbs in a Pot A cheerful container of spring bulbs is an easy way to create a splash of colour. By layering bulbs as shown in our word file, you will get colour from lots of different flowers. Planting several pots in the autumn will really give your patio the wow factor in spring. You can [...]

How to plant bulbs in a pot2020-10-15T12:43:44+00:00

Blackberry Paint

Blackberry Paint If you are out for a walk why not look out for blackberries in the hedgerow. For safety reasons only pick blackberries and if any children are with you make sure that they only pick the blackberries that you point out for them. Blackberries make a great natural paint. Take a card punnet or a plastic reusable [...]

Blackberry Paint2020-10-14T16:57:55+00:00

Pressing Flowers and Leaves

Pressing Flowers and Leaves Picked at their peak and then preserved, beautiful pressed flowers and leaves have many decorating and craft uses. INTRODUCTION Use them to embellish cards and stationery, arrange them on paper for a lovely wall decoration, or sandwich them between glass panes to make coasters with a botanical touch. There are a variety of plant presses [...]

Pressing Flowers and Leaves2020-10-14T16:45:28+00:00
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