Our Blooming Blog

They say the March Hare's Mad

They say the March Hare's mad, but I would disagree. He's just jumping up and down upon a spring time spree. Terry Hoffman Did you see the page in the council magazine ‘Inside Halton’ that was all about our garden? Fame at last! We are looking for more volunteers. So if you fancy helping, let us know. Although Friday morning is our usual time to get together as a team, some volunteers prefer to just adopt an area and look after it at times that suit them. And others just pop in when they are passing to do weeding and deadheading. We also need small teams of volunteers just to do the feeding and watering over dry periods. And of course others use their practical and creative skills to make

Let thy growing hours be strong

March, when days are getting long, Let thy growing hours be strong to set right some wintry wrong”Caroline May What a wet and windy week we have had!  Such a contrast to our lovely February. During March the daylight increases by another 2 and a half hours. It makes it much easier to get up in the morning, I think. Although at the end of the month the clocks go forward an hour, so I feel cheated. Despite the weather and the battering it has given the garden, spring is happening, We still have quite a few narcissi open in the garden. Daffodils were given the name narcissus, after the vain hunter who fell in love with his own reflection in a pool. He wasted away staring at himself. The daffodi

A wet February, a wet spring

“March is the month God created to show people who don't drink what a hangover is like.” Garrison Keillor Folklore says ‘A wet February, a wet Spring.’ And Feb had regular rain, but lovely sunshine too, with record high temperatures. So perhaps we might get away with it. Some of our trees and shrubs think it’s spring already and are producing blossom. There’s lots to see in the garden at the moment. There seems to be purple crocus everywhere, and narcissi have started to flower too. Almost every container has bulbs shooting up. Did you know that snowdrops are one of the first bulbs to show because they have specially hardened tips to break through the hard soil? They are well adapted to the

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