Our Blooming Blog

There is no such thing as bad weather

"Summer is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces up, snow is exhilarating; there is no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather." - John Ruskin The weather over the last couple of weeks has been very mixed, but no snow thank goodness. The rain has been great for the slugs, who have got very fat eating our plants. Volunteers have been popping into the garden when they can, mainly to weed and deadhead. I’ve been cutting back the herbs and lavender now that they have flowered. This way they will grow new leaves and get strong before the colder weather. Our sunflowers are flowering well. They are a great way to brighten up the garden. Particularly those growing again

Nothing is more memorable than a smell

"Nothing is more memorable than a smell. One scent can be unexpected, momentary and fleeting, yet conjure up a childhood summer beside a lake in the mountains..." - Diane Ackerman We have been adding things to the garden to it make more of a sensory and memory garden. We have been looking at the plants in the garden and the sensory qualities they have, and labelling them up. The grasses, trees and sweetcorn all make sounds in the wind. Other plants such as the lavender and borage have the sound of bees buzzing round them. The herbs and roses smell. Tomatoes, herbs and peas stimulate the sense of taste. We have ‘furry’ plants and pebbles to touch. And many colourful plants to catch your ey

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