Rose and sweet pea bouquet

Podcasts for flower lovers

I first began listening to podcasts when I discovered there was a whole world of food programmes available to download and enjoy… Radio Cherry Bombe is still my go-to podcast when I’m in the kitchen. Things got even better when I discovered there were podcasts for gardeners too. Now I can listen and learn, be […]

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Purple crocus flowers

Five plants for spring colour

Has anyone else had enough of the grey clouds and muddy ground? I’m craving some colour – a burst of yellow, a rush of purple or a splash of orange. The garden is starting to show signs of spring growth, with the daffodils pushing up through the cold ground and buds beginning to form on […]

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Dandelion seed head

Dandelions… weeds or wildflowers?

Somewhere on the journey from childhood to gardener, there’s a point where certain flowers lose their innocence and become unwelcome residents in the garden. Dandelions are definitely one of these flowers. While at one time it was fun to blow gently on a dandelion clock and watch the soft, parachute-like seeds being carried gently away, […]

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Bumblebee on borage flower

Too many bees, or too few flowers?

Can there be too many bees? Especially when we are regularly reading about declining pollinator populations in the papers. But an article published last week by researchers from Cambridge University, suggests that efforts to reverse these declines may have become too focused on a single species. The honey bee has received a lot of attention […]

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