Bluebells Growing In Orchard

I am delighted to have bluebells growing in the orchard this year. I have quite a few clumps of bluebells in amongst the nettles and trees! The months of April and May are the time of year to see bluebells growing in the woodlands of the UK. Bluebells grow well at this time of year … Read more

Winter Jasmine – Green Thumb Sunday

inter Jasmine is blooming in my garden at the moment. In fact it is the only colour my garden seems to have at the moment. What is blooming in your garden at the moment and what colours are lighting up your garden? Green Thumb Sunday Logo Join Gardeners, Plant and Nature lovers can join in … Read more

Cistus Perennial Flower – Green Thumb Sunday

Can anyone help me to identify this perennial flower? It grows in full sun and the leaves are small and slim. The flowers are pink with a hint of white on them and the stigma and stamen in the centre are very yellow. Green Thumb Sunday Logo Join Gardeners, Plant and Nature lovers can join … Read more

Lily Seeds Sown

Soilman kindly sent me some lily seeds (lilium regale) last year and I have recently planted the seeds following Soilman’s excellent instructions. I have never grown lilies from seed so I look forward to seeing the results. I have just read on Soilman’s site that his seeds have germinated. I am going to head out … Read more

Sowing Seeds – Green Thumb Sunday

I have been busy trying to keep on top of sowing seeds at the correct time of year. Currently I have the following seeds germinating in the greenhouse: Sweetpeas. Broad beans. Summer radish. Marigolds. Spinach. Spinach beet. Lilium regale. Purple sprouting broccoli. In the next few days I will be sowing the following seeds: Rudbeckia. … Read more

Daffodils – Green Thumb Sunday

The first daffodils of the year have bloomed on the farm.  Do you have any daffodils growing in your garden? Green Thumb Sunday Logo Join Gardeners, Plant and Nature lovers can join in every Sunday, visit As The Garden Grows for more information. If you would like to grow daffodils then Thompson and Morgan supply … Read more

Crocus – Green Thumb Sunday

Crocus bulbs of different varieties and colours keep appearing in my garden as solitary blooms of colour. Fiona and Danny over at The Cottage Smallholder are enjoying pockets of beautiful wild crocus. My favourite crocus from this year is the beautiful bright yellow crocus. Do you have a favourite type of crocus? Join Gardeners, Plant … Read more

Pruning Roses – Green Thumb Sunday

Pruning roses is our gardening job at the moment. My husband has found that if he prunes the roses, they flourish and flower in the Summer months and produce beautiful displays like this rose archway. We look forward to seeing these beautiful roses that arch the entrance to our garden. What flowers are you looking forward … Read more

Crocus Imperati – Green Thumb Sunday

The Winter flowering crocus imperati is beginning to bloom in the orchard. I have one lone crocus so far and I look forward to seeing the beautiful petals open so that the magnificence of this pretty flower can brighten up the dreary landscape. Join Gardeners, Plant and Nature lovers can join in every Sunday, visit As … Read more

Snowdrops – Green Thumb Sunday

I noticed the first snowdrops began to emerge on the 18th January this year. I love to see the carpets of snowdrops along the hedgerows and in my orchard. One year my husband gave me a bunch of snowdrops for Valentine’s day and he even arranged them in a heart shape in the vase! Green … Read more