Our Blooming Blog

Tubs of bulbs, Slugs and other thoughts

"The February sunshine steeps your boughs and tints the buds and swells the leaves within." - William C. Bryant It was lovely and sunny in the garden today, so it was great to see the first signs of spring. Our tubs of bulbs are being moved to the garden now and crocus flowers are in the grass. They are even cheering up the patch where our Japanese Knot Weed grows. The local WI have also brightened up parts of the garden with knitted and crocheted flowers. An aim this year is to find out the best way to tackle our slugs and snails, something we were very successful at growing last year. We fed them lots of the veg and annuals. There are already signs of them this year as they have munched a

Introducing The Blooming Old Gardener

"If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant." - Anne Bradstreet Well, I’ve been told to do a blog for the Old Town Bloomers garden. ‘It’s easy’ my daughter told me. ‘You just talk about what’s happening in the garden.’ So here goes…. This week was a bit cold to do much in the garden on our Fri morning session. But I needed to work off all the pancakes I’d eaten this week, so I did a quick tidy up. I put out some food on our table for the birds that visit our garden. There isn’t much for them to eat at this time of the year. Thinking I’d better be making a start on the veg garden, I planted a rhubarb crown too. Found the first slugs of the year hiding under some tubs. Then I d

Show the love

On Saturday the 3rd of February, we are joining our local WI (Runcorn WI) as they host a 'Show the love' event at Runcorn Shopping City. Local artist Mima Cornish has created a heart shaped mandala, which we have turned into a colouring page.

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