Getting though Covid!

Live is hard at the moment, everything is the unknown, health, food, jobs, money, freedom, toilet roll, indeed all the things we took for granted, 2 weeks ago, have changed. But take this plant as an example of the way to cope. Everything is against it but despite that, it’s finding food, water and the…

Jobs for the week-April

Well it’s been a glorious week abet strange as well. I am one of the lucky ones, with this virus not directly affecting the work I do. That said, like anyone else it is effecting the amount of work and the getting of materials but it’s makes it all worthwhile in the end This week…

Things to do in the garden this weekend

Well I thought I would start up this to do list but do it on a slightly different slant. That being, showing you some of the work carried out by me and my team in the last week. Hopefully it will inspire you to have a go in the garden this week and have a…

Pruning Rosa Rugosa roses

Rosa rugosa group of roses are some of the hardest, toughest roses that we can grow here in the uk. They take north, south, east and west facing sites. Most soil types apart from very waterlogged soils, indeed, they will grow quite happily in pure sand on the high tide mark on the beach! They…

Roses, the plant of love!

Roses have been a symbol of love for many thousands of years. Some people think it could of be back as far as roman times. The Roman god Venus, the goddess of love, favourite flower was indeed a rose. This lead to the fresh petals of the fragrant Rosa gallica, being spread over the beds…

Small changes can reduce our environmental impact-part 1, our soil

There’s no room for any doubt now that our world environment is changing. The worlds environment of course is always changing, no year, Century is the same but it’s pretty clear now, that we as humans are hastening up this change. One striking statement made the other day at Palmsteads soft landscaping day, was from…