Monthly Archives: March 2018
This week’s Six on Saturday is wonderfully upbeat; Phil is sharing stunning images of the different varieties of daffodils he’s growing in his garden. He could use a hand identifying them too.
Surely these photos prove the bad weather is finally behind us and spring is here to stay!
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‘I did that,’ gushed GLG’s very own Emily as she photographed the rewards of her hard work last autumn.
Beautiful daffs where daffs weren’t before. And those three words, ‘I did that’, surely express the joy and pure emotional connection we all have with gardening. From a lumpen dormant bulb burst forth glorious yellow blooms. Marvellous.
The recent cold weather has taken its toll on some plants.
I was worried for my own fresh young shoots on lupins but they seemed to have come through unscathed. I have however spotted some phormiums and yuccas that have been knocked about a bit. Time for action.
I’ve had enough of the cold, damp and grey skies.
The snow was fun for about 2 minutes and then turned annoying. Sure, I understand the snowball fights, sledging and images of commuters skiing down the main road to get to work are so much fun, but it’s all stopping me from getting into the garden. And there’s lots to do. Bring on spring.
To be precise, Met Office accurate, we are in spring. For simplicity, spring is made up of March, April and May. Summer: June, July and August. The next three months are au
The recent cold weather has taken its toll on some plants. I was worried for my own fresh, young shoots of lupins but they seem to have come through unscathed. I have, however, spotted some phormiums and yuccas that have been knocked about a bit. Time for action.
Seedlings are vulnerable and you may have noticed curled leaves, or even brown patches, on some leaves. I’m thinking of seedlings in greenhouses. This may be due to the cold or the combination of cold and damp. It may seem counterint
A long time ago a garden expert told me the answer to a gardening question he was commonly asked: ‘Why is my plant wilting?’
This expert told me to always answer with another question: ‘Have you watered it enough?’ If the response was no, then the answer is that you need to water it. But if yes then the plant is overwatered and struggling. Easy. However, that isn’t always the correct advice.
Bugs both big and small can cause wilts. Bacteria and fungi love an insidious slurp at the sap. Aphids, as we all know, are happy to nibble fresh shoots and don’t even