August gardening reminders: high summer (month nine)

Late-July and August will always be ‘real summer’ to me, with the hottest heatwaves, the driest…

July gardening reminders: mid summer (month eight)

I like to think of midsummer’s eve, the summer solstice, as the top of a mountain…

June gardening reminders: summer (month seven)

Summer! Well, if the weather behaves. It often feels like summer has stop-started into action at…

May gardening reminders: end of spring (month six)

May is the month when all plants start growing rapidly, resulting in lush, immaculate leaves. Everything…

April gardening reminders: spring is here (month five)

In the UK, Easter weekend is my marker in the year when I know everything needs…

March gardening reminders: signs of spring (month four)

You know spring is on its way as daylight hours lengthen, temperatures warm and while the…

February gardening reminders: end of winter (month three)

I really love the end weeks of winter, which in the UK is February and very…

January gardening reminders: mid-winter (month two)

I love winter, especially on cold crisp days when the world can be seen with such…