December, January In Our Gardens by Philippa Thomas. We now have limited daylight hours as we approach our shortest day of the year. This, sometimes bitterly cold, crispy Wintery weather can be beautiful and yes, [...]
There is a great sense of satisfaction from spending time working in the garden. There are also many benefits for our physical and mental health from being active in the outdoors. For example: Gardening involves [...]
My Garden by Philippa Thomas Wishing You All, The Warmest Greetings Of The Season And Best Wishes For Happiness In 2019. Berries are the jewels of our December gardens as well of course, [...]
If you grow lilies or fritiillaries you will have this bright lacquered red beetle pest. I first saw lily beetles in my garden about 2014. They were more a curiosity, and after I found and killed the two of them, there was no sign the rest of the year. From then I would occasionally come across them doing no particular damage and delete them on sight.
Notes by Dr Mary Toomey on the Talk ‘Hellebores and Friends’ given by Dr Julian Sutton at our Club Night on Tuesday, 23rd October 2018.
The talk on Hellebores and Friends on Tuesday, 23rd October by Dr Julian Sutton was excellent. While there are numerous cultivars of hellebores it was good to learn more about some splendid species and their role in hybridization. [...]