• All Will Be Revealed

    Will Revealed

    Here at Notcutts we think sunny spring days are some of the best times in the garden. There is a peacefulness at this time of year save for the frenzied activit... Read more

    Posted on 16 February 2015 GARDENING, HOME
  • Planning a Cutting Garden

    Planning Cutting Garden

    Many gardens harbour enough fresh material to ‘knock up’ the odd flower arrangement but for more serious florists a cutting garden is often the... Read more

    Posted on 10 February 2015 GARDENING, HOME
  • Signs of Spring!

    Signs Spring!

    Signs of spring are everywhere. Birds sing to celebrate the lengthening days and to attract mates and Snowdrops and Daffodils pierce through the soil, assuring... Read more

    Posted on 02 February 2015 GARDENING, HOME
  • In Praise of Compost Heaps...

    Praise Compost Heaps...

    If there is one New Year’s resolution that gardeners should keep, it is continuing with or starting a compost heap. Homemade compost is a great way of... Read more

    Posted on 26 January 2015 GARDENING, HOME
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    The taste of home grown vegetables is so superior to those bought in supermarkets that once you start to grow your own, you will be hooked into growing even... Read more

    Posted on 21 January 2015 GARDENING, HOME
  • Shady Characters

    Shady Characters

    Shady areas of a garden can have a magic of their own; a tucked away secret corner with a statue surrounded by ferns or a woodland area where there is plenty... Read more

    Posted on 12 January 2015 GARDENING, HOME
  • A Walk Around A Winter Garden

    Walk Around Winter Garden

    A trip to East Anglia recently found us in the stunning Winter Garden at Anglesey Abbey in Cambridgeshire. The day was crisp, clear and cold – the sort... Read more

    Posted on 31 December 2014 GARDENING, HOME
  • Preparing for Christmas

    Preparing Christmas

    We have bought our Christmas cards, ready to be written on dark evenings, but I am determined to spend the last autumn days in the garden (when it is not... Read more

    Posted on 27 November 2014 GARDENING, HOME
  • A Visit to Westonbirt Arboretum

    Visit Westonbirt Arboretum

    Over the weekend we were lucky enough to visit Westonbirt Arboretum in Gloucestershire. I need not have worried that we had timed the trip too late for autumn... Read more

    Posted on 17 November 2014 GARDENING, HOME
  • Planting Winter Perennials

    The tidy up around the garden is now well underway. Leaves are falling thick and fast and must be removed from lawns and borders so that they do not rot and... Read more

    Posted on 10 November 2014 GARDENING, HOME
  • Planting Winter Containers

    Planting Winter Containers

    Autumn is marching in now with some much needed rain for the gardens along with the first of the autumn winds – less appreciated by myself and the plants... Read more

    Posted on 22 October 2014 GARDENING, HOME
  • Time for Autumn Planting!

    Time Autumn Planting!

    The Narcissus ThaliaThe garden is looking quite tidy at the moment. Years of making our own compost and spreading it on the borders as mulch has helped to... Read more

    Posted on 10 October 2014 GARDENING, HOME
  • Berries & Hedgerows

    Berries Hedgerows

    The berries on the Cotoneaster in the back garden are the best they have ever been. Bees were all over the plant’s white flowers earlier in the year and... Read more

    Posted on 26 September 2014 GARDENING, HOME
  • Thinking About Winter

    Heavy dew lies on the lawn and car windscreen most mornings now and reminds me that autumn is on its way. Gardening starts a new phase once again with the... Read more

    Posted on 25 September 2014 GARDENING, HOME
  • Autumn Containers

    Autumn Containers

    The Cotoneaster has set an enormous crop of deep red berries this year and the Pyracantha at the front of the house is covered in bright orange clusters... Read more

    Posted on 10 September 2014 GARDENING, HOME
  • Always Plenty to Do!

    Always Plenty

    With the recent rain, there is plenty to do in the garden and on the allotment. The vegetable crops are thankful for the water and many seem to have a second... Read more

    Posted on 10 September 2014 GARDENING, HOME
  • Spring Flowering Bulbs

    Spring Flowering Bulbs

    I cannot believe how quickly this year has gone by! The Japanese Anemones in the garden are beginning to flower and chutney is being made on the stove as the... Read more

    Posted on 28 August 2014 GARDENING, HOME
  • Bank Holiday Tasks

    The allotment has been a mixed bag this season with the dry weather and sometimes strong, drying winds making growing conditions difficult but the courgettes... Read more

    Posted on 21 August 2014 GARDENING, HOME
  • Late Flowering Clematis

    Clematis are such a varied bunch of plants; blowsy large flowered hybrids and old favourites such as stripy pink ‘Nelly Moser’ and velvety blue... Read more

    Posted on 18 August 2014 GARDENING, HOME
  • Perennials for Late Colour

    Perennials Late Colour

    Sedum HerbstfreudeAlthough there is plenty of colour in the garden, many of the early perennials have finished flowering and I have cut the stems to the ground... Read more

    Posted on 08 August 2014 GARDENING, HOME