Gardening Blog – Autumn Thoughts

October already – the month when the autumn tidy up can really begin. Crisp mornings and sunny afternoons have given us perfect conditions to get on with it. As most […]

Gardening Blog – Time of plenty – but not plenty of time

It’s been a tricky month and my poor old allotment has suffered.  There’s been plenty of produce but little time to pick it. Thanks to friends for sharing (and appearing […]

Open Garden in aid of Chiltern Centre for Disabled Children

On 18th September the gardens at stunning Bottom House in Bix will be open to the public from 2pm – 4pm in aid of the Chiltern Centre for Disabled children. […]

Gardening Blog – That’s Enough Rain for Now

Did I really write ‘this week’s rain was such a treat’ in early June? I guess it was a treat at the time, but a day or so of sun […]

Gardening Blog – A Busy Month on the Allotment

My ancient gardening handbook describes June as ‘a busy month on the allotment’. We’re only in the first week, but already I agree. Everything is growing rapidly – and that […]

Oxfordshire Takes the Lead as New Pilot Study Brings Silence to UK Gardens

This summer, a group of UK gardens will encourage us to switch off our phones and stop talking. Starting on Sunday, 5 June, NT Greys Court and Waterperry Gardens will […]

Gardening Blog – Spare Leek Seedlings Welcome

‘Go away for two weeks in the growing season and you risk losing an entire veg crop’. With the words of a very experienced gardener and teacher ringing in my […]

Chelsea Fringe in Henley – A Blooming Marvellous Programme of Floral Events

The Chelsea Fringe in Henley has got a great programme of events planned for this year starting with the wonderful Floral Flotilla on Saturday 21 May starting from Mill Meadows […]

Gardens of Henley 2016 Competitions Open for Entries

Henley in Bloom have launched their Gardens of Henley competitions and invite entries from residents for their front and back gardens, as well as community gardens and pubs and restaurants. […]

Gardening Blog – Sow a Few Extra

This is the time of year when we can’t move for seedlings. The shelves in the little potting shed are overflowing and all the windowsills in the house are crammed […]