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I noticed some cheap bulbs on sale on my last trip to the garden centre. One bulb that can still usefully be planted at this time of year – especially if you put it in a container – is the lily.
Soon the great spring migration will begin, and birds will be heading north to spend the summer here. The epic journeys of birds, which may actually have begun already, are one of the great features of the life on our planet.
There are few things quite so useful in the garden as a greenhouse. There are also few things quite as expensive.
January is one of the quieter months in the garden and so it’s an ideal time to catch up on all those little jobs that get put off in busier times.
It felt like spring last weekend but the heavy rain on Saturday night made the lawns and borders too wet to work on.
My walks are not the same without my dog Jez who, as I wrote last week, recently passed away and I am really grateful for all the kind support I have had since.
THE world’s biggest wildlife survey will take place in Reading this weekend.
The RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch (BGBW)– the world’s biggest wildlife survey – takes place on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 January.
My trips into the countryside are either on foot or by bike. If on foot I have with me my dogs, a motley pack rescued from The Dogs Trust.
Last week it was potatoes this week it is time to turn your attention to their cousins the tomatoes.