Sorry about the cliche but there is no better time to be in Paris than spring. Spring brings with it possibility, new growth, life, energy, colour – all of which I need a good dose of!As well as trees in leaf, the other essential spring ingredient in Paris are bulbs. Pots and window boxes with bulbs and other unusual and colourful combinations are crammed onto every balcony and shopfront. . . . → Read More: Spring in Paris: bulbs, pots and window boxes
The leaves of my rhubarb plants are starting to yellow and this tells me it is time to put the rhubarb to bed for the winter. . . . → Read More: Rhubarb, rhubarb, rhubarb
The temperature has definitely been heading south for some weeks so I’ve started to get cracking on my autumn and winter vegetable patch. I’m still holding some hope of my tomatoes going red. Given it’s March, it’s looking unlikely! . . . → Read More: Preparing my autumn veggie patch
So it’s starting to get a bit hot now and plants get thirsty. Before you go crazy with summer planting, work out whether you have enough water to keep these plants looking their best. Also, if you are planning a holiday this summer, ask yourself if what you want to plant can wait? It may be difficult to establish and grow if you are not around to tend it and water it. . . . → Read More: What do I plant in summer?
Ok, so if you are anything like me, you need a list of what to plant when. I’ve done one for each season so you can just look it up as you need it. Just remember, climates vary greatly so the best place to ask whether it is time to start planting is your local nursery (or a neighbour who has lived there for a very, very long time!). . . . → Read More: What can I plant in spring?