Author Archives: jillyfenwick

Peacock Trail Open Studios

This Friday October 6, Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th October, I am opening my garden and studio for the Peacock Trail in Corsham. There will be plenty to see including a large selection of gardens of all shapes and sizes … Continue reading

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Time to smash up the concrete!

I have found the perfect way to keep warm on a cold winter’s day – take up a pickaxe and smash up the concrete in your garden! Our gardens are continually disappearing under a sea of concrete and creating floods … Continue reading

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December Gardening Hints

December has not started on the right foot. Stormy showers and sodden ground on clay soil is the worst possible weather to do any gardening in. Instead, I am studying seed catalogues and surrounding myself with tropical indoor plants to … Continue reading

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Top Garden Tips for August

Many gardens are lacking vitality and colour at this time of year and yet they do not need to. The roses may be past their best but perennials such as the purple cone flower Echinacea purpurea, and Japanese anemones will … Continue reading

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Top Garden Tips for April

Originally posted on creative garden design:
Hello Everyone There is a silent battle going on in the depths of our gardens! In a similar way to the Grey Squirrel, Spanish Bluebells are slowly out-competing our native Bluebells. The English ones…

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Top Tips for March

Daffodils – don’t you just love them! There we were in the dark depths of winter and suddenly up pops spring! Treat daffodils kindly, dead-head them when they finish flowering and most importantly, do not tied them up in knots. … Continue reading

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Top Garden Tips for November

Hello Everyone It’s time to tuck the garden up into bed. Tender annuals will have succumbed to the frosts by now and need to go straight to the compost bin. Likewise the drooping brown leave still clinging to the stems … Continue reading

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