Our Blooming Blog

The dandelions and buttercups gild all the lawn

"The dandelions and buttercups gild all the lawn: the drowsy bee stumbles among the clover tops, and summer sweetens all to me." - James Russell Lowell The Bloomers Garden doesn’t really have a lawn. But we do have grass with lots of plants, clover, dandelions and buttercups growing in it. The grass gets a cut most months from Tim. He knows about the plants we have naturally growing in the grass and often cuts round them. I sometimes think our grass looks more like a wild meadow. Much more interesting. And Fred my tortoise loves it. We have things in the garden to attract bees, as they are very important to us. Our little water pot on Bugingham Palace keeps them refreshed and they love plan

I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers

"I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers.” Claude Monet Well, gardens have been an inspiration for a lot of painters. I know of a few people who have used pictures of our garden in their work. It’s a very creative place too, with all sorts of things that volunteers have made dotted around. Everything from Bugingham Palace to bunting. July is here and we have what is called the ‘wyrt’ moon on the 5th. Wyrt is an old English name for herbs and is probably related to the abundance of herbs available at this time of the year. Herbs that are great for making fresh pesto sauce, by the way. If you need any, we have troughs with herbs in at the front of the garden with a selection in for y

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