As seasonal as rhubarb in February, as natural as a tangle of freshly-picked pea shoots, Gillyflower specialises in home-grown blooms.Read more
Snowdrops spark hope. The mere sight of them can make the spirits soar. Here are the best places to see snowdrops in the county, and for those of you who don’t mind crossing borders, I’ve included Cambridgeshire and Essex and even – fasten your seatbelts – Suffolk. Get out and enjoy them while they’re here.
Benington Lordship Gardens, near Stevenage, Weds 8 Feb – Sun 5 March
The Big One.Read more
Love a bit of Gardners’ World on the telly? GQT on the radio? Have to admit, gardening shows are a bit of a guilty pleasure here at Muddy Towers — although my predilection for gardening is more about voyeurism than actual doing of things. I like admiring other people’s perfect plots — and, occasionally, watching Mr C while he’s doing a spot of weeding. (You’ve missed one, my muddy love…)Read more
The garden at Muddy Herts HQ is a bit of a mish-mash, if I’m honest. We’ve worked hard on the front garden this summer – but there’s still loads to do, not least of which is wrestling with the whomping wisteria before it invades the loft. And the back is an intoxicating cocktail of veg patch, compost heap, slugs, trampoline, football goal and what we optimistically refer to as ‘the lawn’…Read more
All this Spring-has-sprung sunshine can only mean one thing in our house: it’s time to send Mr C out into the garden with a list of jobs. And in my role as, er, ‘supervisor,’ I thought I’d check in with a couple of experts to see how he… I mean, *we* can get our garden into tip-top shape….Read more
The most ridiculous but brilliant invention ever, this ‘Gold Digger’ garden hose by is ‘for glamorous people with dirty nails’.Read more