5 Self-Seeding Plants For Cottage Gardens

5 Self-Seeding Plants For Cottage Gardens

Self-seeding plants can often be found in cottage gardens.  God knows me well and has blessed me with so many beautiful free plants. Perhaps our garden is working up to being a cottage garden! One day I noticed that there were some little self-seeded plants growing in...
Plant of the Moment – Red Hot Pokers (Kniphofia)

Plant of the Moment – Red Hot Pokers (Kniphofia)

8 – 28 June Red hot pokers are one of the stars of the garden in June.  They literally shine like torches against our dark green hedge. Red hot pokers don’t like to sit in water and can get crown rot if the soil or compost isn’t free-draining. I was so excited...
Plants of The Moment – Geums and Dog Roses

Plants of The Moment – Geums and Dog Roses

1 – 7 June 2020 Geums and Dog Roses Geums and Dog Roses are looking lovely in early June, in our garden in Scotland.  Geum ‘Mrs J. Bradshaw’ I love Geums! Three years ago, Thompson & Morgan ran an offer in Gardener’s World Magazine for a...
Plants of the Moment – Alliums and Turk’s Cap Lilies

Plants of the Moment – Alliums and Turk’s Cap Lilies

25 – 31 May 2020 Alliums and Turk’s Cap Lilies This week in our garden, the best plants are Alliums and Turk’s Cap Lilies.  I couldn’t choose only one… Both of these flowers are at their best from the end of May until the beginning of June....
Plant of the Moment – Rhododendrons

Plant of the Moment – Rhododendrons

Rhododendrons 18 – 24 May 2020 This week in our garden, the Plant of The Moment is rhododendrons.  May certainly is a great month for rhododendrons in Scotland. Last year, on 23 December, I was at a garden centre buying some last-minute Christmas gifts,...
Potting Up Dahlia Tubers in 5 Simple Steps

Potting Up Dahlia Tubers in 5 Simple Steps

Start potting up dahlia tubers at the beginning of Spring, as this is when they’ll naturally start producing shoots. At the end of February, after I’d been bursting with anticipation for 6 whole weeks, the dahlia tubers arrived in the post. At the end of...