National Gardening Week 10 - 16 April 2017

Are you planning a project in your garden or to visit a garden during National Gardening Week?
This week, I'm hoping to visit a Himalyan garden in North Yorkshire and have other visits lined up including a day trip to visit gardens in Lincolnshire later in the year.  
I'll leave you with a couple of gardening quotes I like:  "Gardening isn't my whole life but it makes my life whole" "Gardening forever, housework whenever" and a link to the blog of my gardening club

Hull; City of Culture 2017




The season begins

We count down from the end of October to mid-March to when the season begins at our caravan site.We have a static caravan, which we sometimes refer to as a holiday home when we want to impress.It is sited near a pretty, quiet village and it has its own beach.

We have been going here for a decade, although we upgraded the caravan which used to belong to my aunt and uncle who used theirs for thirty years.Some of the daffodils which greet us each Spring were planted by my uncle.

To arrive at the coast, there is no waiting around for flights or worrying if we have forgotten anything as the caravan is fully stocked.Granted, the North Sea and the weather on the East Coast of Yorkshire doesn’t always compare with the Med, but it has a charm all of its own.The landscapes and skyscapes are stunning and the seaside has a certain fascination.
En route we pass through the lovely Yorkshire Wolds.Sometimes we feel we are travelling through a Hockney painting, especially his workportraying Warter,…

Signs of Spring

I am desperately seeking signs of Spring.  The mornings and evenings are definitely lighter of late and, after this week, the forecast looks a little warmer.
So, here are some cheerful specimens currently to be found in the gardens of the members of my gardening club:

 I have some snowdrops and polyanthus brightening up my garden with many bulbs presenting.

This is what RHS Harlow Carr was displaying on a recent visit.

I am now pouring over my packets of seeds and mood boards for my 2017 garden ......... one can but dream!

Farewell to 2016