Spring 2020

Well spring is here and after a very wet winter I wonder how our gardens will respond this growing season? Due to the #Coronavirus #Covid19 outbreak NGS garden openings have been cancelled for the forseeable future for 2020. I’m using this #selfisolating time to grow #perennials – #hollyhocks #sweetwilliams #echinacea  #lupins #foxgloves in my cold…

Happy New Year……..

2019 is here and a new gardening year has begun….. The end of 2018 left us with mild weather and on Christmas day I had a Foxglove flowering but also enjoyed the more seasonal winter flowering Clematis ‘jingle bells’, Jasmine, Daphne and Viburnum that all add a but of colour to the garden in December.…

Autumn is well underway……

Looking back what a strange summer we had the perennials really struggled in the heatwave during July and August and I have Foxgloves actually flowering today 7th October!! But the leaves are changing and with the shorter days we’ve had our 1st frost last night.  I’ve still got some flowers hanging on and enjoying the…

My 1st NGS Open Garden event…..

2 years in the planning and the day Arrived…. Sunday 28th May 2017 Wow what a day…….279 visitors + 10 children and 2 small dogs! came from all corners of Yorkshire it exceeded my expectations…….after lots of organising, volunteers, a couple of local charity publicity stalls, publicity, 80m of yellow bunting 100 yellow balloons, chairs…