Farmhouse Diaries

In the Garden

  • May - enough of that cold weather, bring on some heat!

    Nature can play cruel tricks and be challenging to us gardeners due to the cold, frosty, dry conditions we had in April. Our gardens haven’t put on the spurt we expected, quite the opposite from last year. View Post
  • April - the month the garden really takes off!

    It's not just the plants you want to grow that are going for it at this time of year; weeds are doing their best to take over too! Little and often is a great approach for weeding. Tackling them regularly means you remove them before they get too established, which will save lots of time in the l... View Post
  • March - hooray, Spring is here at last!

    We certainly have had every kind of weather thrown at us last month. Make the most of longer days and warming soil to prepare your garden for the growing season. It's all systems go! Get cracking and complete any jobs that had to be abandoned last month due to bad weather.   Evergreen ShrubsNow ... View Post
  • February - the garden awakens

    What a lovely site to see snow drops, crocus and hellebores bursting forth! The pretty nodding hellebore flowers can be admired indoors, try floating the heads in a shallow dish to expose their beautiful petals. With all the weather conditions we have had recently it is such a comfort to see sig... View Post
  • January, an exciting time for fresh starts in the garden! 

    January may seem a little dull and grey in the garden, but in reality it is an exciting time for fresh starts, looking ahead, and planning a beautiful garden for the twelve months ahead. View Post
  • December in the garden

    December is wrap up for Winter time! View Post
  • November in the garden

    As the weather cools and winter approaches, plant growth slows in November but there is still lots to do!  View Post
  • October in the garden

    October marks the start of the autumn leaves falling. It is also an ideal time for moving and planting trees, shrubs and climbers as well as hedge planting. Rake up healthy fallen leaves to make leaf mould. Place in a wire netting bin or store leaves in pierced bin liners to be used as a mulch ne... View Post