Ken's Diary September 2010

It is sad to think that already we are thinking of autumn as the leaves of trees and shrubs are turning russet colour and berries are bright orange and scarlet. Perennial autumn anemones, often called Japanese anemones, make a great display at this time of the year in white or magenta pink blooms. They too…

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Posted in Gardening By Ed White On 24th September 2010 | 0 Comments

Gardening in May, by Ken Crowther

Now is the time to plant up beds, borders, hanging baskets and patio containers with tender bedding plants that will turn gardens into a riot of colour for summer. Watch the weather though for cold frosty nights that could damage these tender plants, and cover with fleece, or Peter Seabrook’s favourite was to use old…

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Posted in Gardening By Ken Crowther On 5th May 2010 | 0 Comments

Gardening in January, by Ken Crowther

Let us hope now that the worst of the bad weather has passed and we can get on in the garden. In between the cold spells I have been helping plant trees with Vivienne my wife and friends, a mix of trees varying from just 15 inches to five feet high, and yes planted quite…

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Posted in Gardening By Ken Crowther On 22nd January 2010 | 0 Comments

Winter gardening, by Ken Crowther

With winter here we need to think of presents, not just for Christmas but a living present, and what better than to plant something with a little perfume.  Witch Hazel (Hamamelis), winter Honeysuckle (Lonicera ‘Winter Beauty’) and Daphne will add attractive fragrance to your winter border. Plant variegated shrubs such as Eleagnus, Osmanthus, Phormiums and…

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Posted in Gardening By Ken Crowther On 14th December 2009 | 0 Comments

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