Out in the Garden

Out in the Garden

Balmy days, fiery autumn colours and sunshine extend this most extraordinary year and it is hard to believe that winter is upon us. Bright red berries of Hawthorn (Crataegus), Rose, Sorbus and Cotoneaster festoon hedgerows and gardens alike indicating, if old tales are to be believed, we are in for...

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O’ Tannenbaum…

O’ Tannenbaum…

There’s nothing quite like the distinctive scent of pine and the slightly irregular arrangement of branches that are among the hallmarks of a real fir tree. Nor does anything conjure up a traditional Christmas scene in quite the same way. But how did this evergreen tradition come about? Christmas trees...

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Autumn in the Garden

Autumn in the Garden

A light of harvest hope after the long, hot heatwave With garden designer, Sally Cunis For the first time in many years most gardeners are probably hoping that we don’t have an Indian summer.  We have enjoyed or endured (however you want to look at it) extremes of heat since...

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Gardening: Back to basics with borders

Gardening: Back to basics with borders

Garden designer, Sally Cunis, gives us a few hints and tips about how to plan the perfect border Snow and icy blasts from Siberia may have delayed the start of the gardening year but now gardeners are busy planning for the year ahead. As it can be a daunting task...

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Autumn jobs in the garden

Autumn jobs in the garden

With Sally Cunis, Garden Designer Suddenly it’s September again. The summer holidays are over, children are returning to school, students, including my youngest daughter, are heading off to University, the sapphire blue sky is full of chattering swifts and swallows preparing for their flight to warmer climes and it feels...

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Spring back into action in the garden

Spring back into action in the garden

With Sally Cunis Garden Designer The March winds will blow, we may have snow and there will be showers in April – but the days are getting longer and sunnier and spring is definitely here. Bright green buds are breaking out on shrubs and trees and the bird are increasingly...

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