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-sized tomatoes.I had vowed never to bother with them again, but last spring I was tempted to sow seeds of a brand new variety sent to me to trial, and set for introduction in the 2008 seed catalogues. A new variety would be worth growing, surely?In short... no
petals. I think it's called 'St Ewe', but I wouldn't put money on it. Yes, so delicate for winter, but the warm weather had coaxed it out of hibernation to cheer me up.It's a reminder that spring is just around the corner, but don't assume things can
can't wait to see their display next spring.
I've planted everywhere. I simply let it spring up among other plants, adding another tier of seasonal colour. Stems can be gently plucked from the soil to use as cut flowers, but I leave mine in place to enhance the display. Without tightly packed
Anemone x hybrida) always springs to mind. There are several related varieties, too, including Anemone hupehensis, all originating from the Far East from Japan to China. They shade, cope with dry sites, but doesn't seem to mind a heavy clay soil either
in spring to enjoy buds bursting to reveal their unfurling foliage.But it's autumn when the fireworks really start, and over the coming weeks they'll steal the show. It won't be long before a cold wind blows away my display, but until then they
plants in spring. Honesty can be established to ensure new seedlings every year, much as you would with other biennials, such as foxgloves.Honesty is well worth a place in any garden – I’d recommend adding it to your seed order right away. You’ll find
little.There I go again. Excuses, excuses. There’s no time like the present, and with little else to do outside it makes sense to get the shed tidied up ready for the busy spring ahead, when I’ll be able to lay my hands instantly on every tool I need
more workable in spring. So, even though the cold weather has only tempted me out occasionally to admire its beautiful creations, at least I know it's been lending a hand with soil preparations.
to be irresistible. Those open boxes of loose bulbs just aren't the same. They may be a bit cheaper, but pictorial packs provide something to focus on while waiting for the bulbs to bloom.Last spring I bought a wonderful new variety of lily called 'Strawberry & Cream