Things to do in September …

My goodness, the year bounds onwards towards Autumn and hopefully some of that lovely Indian Summer weather! We have certainly had our share of ‘weather’ this year … some of the coldest, wettest and hottest I can remember for a long time. All of which all makes for...

Things to do in August …

How did it get to be August already … the year is running away with me. So, the children have broken up from school, the weather is lovely (we hope, fingers crossed!), and the garden is beginning to bear all the fruits of our hard labour earlier in the year. There is...

Things to do in May …

April always brings my annual visit to The Memory Café in Colyton which I absolutely love doing. There is something so therapeutic about pushing your hands into compost, that lovely sweet smell and the joy of bringing on a plant. Indeed, Monty Don maintains that...

Things to do in April …

Well … didn’t we have some ‘Weather’ in March! I have lived in East Devon for most of my life, and can honestly say that I have not seen snow like that for many years. Then freezing rain! Amazing scenes in our garden where the trunks of our apple trees appeared to be...

Things to do in March …

Time was, when I was a girl growing up in the middle of nowhere just the other side of Axminster, that you could see wild primroses growing everywhere in the banks and hedges. I remember picking (shock, horror!!) posies for the ladies to take home on Mothering Sunday...

Things to do in February …

So, here we are in the ‘Little Month’ already! How quickly this year is passing.  Time to get seed potatoes chitting and sowing seeds. Hurrah! My favourite time as there is just so much to look forward to and this is such an optimistic time of year for gardeners. Also...

Things to do in January …

Happy New Year to everyone! We do hope that you all had an absolutely fantastic Christmas holiday with family and friends. We had a super day with family, which will be much remembered! I always use the days between Christmas and New Year to try and plan what to grow...

Christmas 2017 is a-coming!

Christmas is coming, the season of good cheer We’ve lots of lovely gifts for you, and just the odd reindeer … We have coffee and tea And cake (gluten free!) A warm welcome awaits When you walk through our gates   Christmas is coming, we’ve...

Things to do in October!

Finish planting evergreen shrubs. Mulching will help them to survive the winter too. Plant new climbers. Plant new perennials. Plant tulip and lily bulbs. We have a great range of spring bulbs now in stock. Divide overgrown perennials. Two forks back to back in the...
A great Christmas lined up…

A great Christmas lined up…

Just in … our new range of Moulin Roty toys. Sooo cute and fabulous gift for Christmas!! Come and visit The Garden Shop, Colyton – A warm welcome awaits … And, with lots of fantastic new gift ideas and fairy lights up, we’ll get you in the...