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June 2018 – Flutter of Red

Flutter of Red  by Catherine the Garden Lady We love June for a month full of colour and heady scents. We have all been dreaming about the summer after the long winter, a month to full in love with flowers in abundance so showering you with petals could...

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May 2018 – Taking the Leap

Taking The Leap - by Catherine the Garden Lady We love May for its heady change of pace.  This is the month of frantic activity.  There are beautiful new flowers, sights and sensations every day. With the month of May, we all enjoy being out in the garden...

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April 2017 – Colours in Nature

Colours in Nature by Catherine the Garden Lady April is a wonderful month as first signs of spring start to appear and we can look forward to warmer and sunnier days. It’s lambing season, the birds start singing, the trees and hedgerows are dressed in...

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February 2018

  Just a drop by Catherine the Garden Lady We love February. From the wonderful colours and the first signs of spring snowdrops to the scent of romance and Valentine’s Day popping up right in the middle of the month. Although usually the coldest time of...

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January 2018

New Year, New Garden by Catherine the Garden Lady January can be an awful month – the miserable weather and short days leave us with little energy, especially after Christmas, and there is certainly not much happening in our gardens at this time of year....

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December 2017

'Tis the season to reflect! I can't believe it's December already – as I get older, Christmas just seems to come around so much faster! During the cold and darker days and with all the festivities coming up, your mind may not be on the garden so much but...

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November 2017

Getting in Shape by Catherine the Garden Lady As we move into late autumn, the days are getting shorter and the garden is beginning to look increasingly bare with only grasses and late-flowering perennials adding colour and interest. But don't be...

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October 2017

Keeping the garden alive by Catherine the Garden Lady Autumn has officially started and it certainly feels a lot chillier now, however, if we are lucky, October will bring us the odd sunny day which we should use wisely by going outside and getting some...

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August 2017

High Summer - Written by Catherine the Garden Lady Summer is a wonderful time of year with homegrown produce to be enjoyed and an abundance of blooms, bees and butterflies to look at. Some people may say that August is a nostalgic month with all of us...

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July 2017

On the wild side by Catherine the Garden Lady Mid-summer can certainly put a smile on your face and the many fragrances coming from your garden can trigger long-forgotten memories. There are many plants, shrubs and climbers such as Jasmine and Honeysuckle...

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June 2017

Sit back and relax by Catherine the Garden Lady Summer gardening in June is bound to raise the spirits with its colourful flowers, intoxicating scents, soft warm grass and lovely sunny weather. There is certainly a lot to do in the garden at this time of...

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May 2017

Hanging Baskets by Catherine the Garden Lady May is the start of the garden fiesta and many gardeners' favourite time of year. The excitement, after the long dark winter days and the lack of time spent outside, is great and you can enjoy seeing the flowers...

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March 2017

Timing it right by Catherine the Garden Lady Gardening is one of life’s many pleasures. For me, it is all about engaging with the process, working through the seasons and reaping the rewards from your efforts. A garden can be a tremendous source of...

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February 2017

Plan ahead during Winter by Catherine the Garden Lady Not much is going on in our gardens at this time of year. With winter gardening, the weather is miserable and February can be quite a dull month. A bit of horticulture and vigorous gardening will...

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January 2017

Take thyme to enjoy your winter garden by Catherine the Garden Lady This is usually the coldest time of year and some of us do not like to work outside in the cold weather to partake in winter gardening. However, now is a wonderful time to enjoy your...

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