I’d written a blog about planning your front garden this month. However after the severity of the announcement from the Environment Agency, that England faces water shortages within 25 years. And given that water is central to all gardens. I decided to start this blog by revisiting my trip to Beth Chatto’s Gravel Garden, which is the blue-print for water free planting.
I’d been racking my brains to think of a garden to visit in Winter as most are all about impressive herbaceous borders of colour. Cambridge Botanic Gardens has a Winter Garden that’s quite famous in horticultural circles.
So are you looking out at your garden at the moment and thinking, ugh it looks like one big drab, empty patch of mud, which is so depressing. Well it doesn’t have to be like that, even in winter. I promise, it’s not that hard to make a big difference if you follow a few simple rules.
Boy the winter has arrived in the last week! We’ve started feeding the birds but what else can we do to support the wildlife and hopefully increase the biodiversity, in our gardens without compromising on the look?
This blog is a radical departure from the norm, however so many people in the last week have mentioned The Apprentice – episode 7: Urban Gardening, I felt compelled to comment.