Month: May 2020

If you go down to the woods today……

Joan writes: …… you might be surprised at what you see …. and hear! The wonderful calm weather stays with us. No excuses for not making the most of our outdoor spaces if you are able to do so whilst adhering to current social distancing guidelines....

Thorns mean only one thing

Joan writes: This row of fir trees was planted as knee high whips, 10 years ago. Time has been kind to them and they have (mostly) grown into fine specimens. However, they have done so well (most with branches now intertwining), it was time that every...

The heat has gone to my head

Joan writes: We have made it into May without a rainfall to mention, rising temperature and hours of sunlight to dazzle. It was time then for me to be getting on with making my summer hanging basket to welcome the postie with. Luckily, I was able...

Letting the light in

Joan writes: My neighbour asked me what could be done with a healthy, but overgrown cotoneaster shrub that was taking over a fair chunk of space in her garden. We can be creative and describe said ‘problem’ as weed control as there was not a blink...