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Philippa’s Newsletter – April 2017

My Garden by Philippa Thomas As our days lengthen and our nights warm up, it’s about enjoying These Precious Moments In Our Gardens, That Truly Is, What Matters. April is traditionally, one of the busiest times of seed sowing.  The reality for so many of us, involves cramming our gardening activities into a [...]

2017-04-18T18:25:56+00:00 April 18th, 2017|

Philippa’s Newsletter – March 2017

My Garden by Philippa Thomas Our Winter is finally slipping away to reveal our Spring, In Our Dalkey Air…So, we’re almost ready to discard our firesides, sofas, blankets and gardening books.  No one who gardens regularly (and pottering about, is many of our ways of relaxing,) – can doubt its health benefits… doesn’t it calm [...]

2017-03-10T12:35:11+00:00 March 9th, 2017|

Philippa’s Newsletter – February 2017

IN MY GARDEN by Philippa Thomas Spring is Our Time for Fresh Beginnings and for trying something new. Yes, it is tempting to stay with the same old reliables – the same tested seed/varieties but then, isn’t it exhilarating and so exciting to dare something new, weird or unique.  All that bare space we see [...]

2018-01-22T18:17:00+00:00 January 27th, 2017|

Philippa’s Newsletter December 2016

MY GARDEN by Philippa Thomas Isn’t there a stark beauty in a Winter Garden that has been frosted? It’s almost like A Winter Magic…..  Our Winter Magic in winter, is the bare bones of our gardens.  Plants are already in January responding to lengthening days with their first signs of New Life.  Who cannot be [...]

2018-01-22T18:17:01+00:00 November 12th, 2016|

Philippa’s Newsletter November 2016

MY GARDEN by Philippa Thomas Our leaves are falling as well as our temperatures. Isn’t there always something to be doing in our gardens, be it pruning, tidying or sowing/planting.  Nevertheless, there is something easy about our gardens in November, it’s our time for reflection but with one eye on the forthcoming year.  Some people [...]

2018-01-22T18:17:01+00:00 October 27th, 2016|

Philippa’s Newsletter October 2016

My Garden by Philippa Thomas As our leaves change into their brilliant Autumn colours and our seasonal berries show off their vibrance, our late flowers too, have taken over such as Dahlias, Nerines, Chrysanthemums and Schizostylis, (Kaffir Lilies). Isn’t everywhere, almost like a crescendo of colour?  October will see our clocks go back and we [...]

2018-01-22T18:17:01+00:00 September 21st, 2016|

Philippa’s newletter September 2016

My Garden by Philippa Thomas Our September days are noticeably shorter yet our gardens can still remain a riot of colour and life, throughout this coming season.  Some of us may have rescued a favourite plant from a bargain table, charity table or a particular friend may have parted with a little Treasure that has come [...]

2018-01-22T18:17:01+00:00 August 25th, 2016|

Philippa’s Newsletter August 2016

MY GARDEN by Philippa Thomas August is Our Month of Sheer Magnificence in Our Gardens. So many flowers are in bloom such as Agapanthus, different types of Hydrangeas, Crocosmias, Lilies, Asters, Cosmos, Heleniums, Nicotianas, Fuchsias, Dahlias, Penstemons, Rudbeckias, Agastaches, Sedums, Buddleia-Davidi, not to mention Clematis, especially The Viticella varieties.  – Then, drought loving tolerant plants [...]

2018-01-22T18:17:02+00:00 July 20th, 2016|

Philippa’s Newsletter June 2016

MY GARDEN by Philippa Thomas June is almost everybody’s favourite month in the garden. The longest days of the year and our peak of annual growth occur this month.  Would you not agree, our days have become carelessly long.  Everywhere seems to be a lush of green that as yet, has not lost its spring [...]

2018-01-22T18:17:03+00:00 May 17th, 2016|

Philippa’s Newsletter May 2016

MY GARDEN by Phillipa Thomas With our evenings getting longer every week, is this not the ideal time to get out into our gardens and do all those jobs we have been putting off? We probably do not need a list of ‘What to do’ because it will be staring us in the face, every [...]

2018-01-22T18:17:03+00:00 April 16th, 2016|