Gardening Through The Seasons with Margaret Finch

Farley Hill Place Gardens dates back to the reign of George II, being built from 1729 as a productive garden for a Georgian manor house.

These fully working gardens cover four acres in total and are being gradually reclaimed and replanted with a mixture of traditional and modern plant varieties – so Margaret is ideal for professional gardening tips!

 

Gardening Through The Seasons with Margaret Finch

Gardening Through the Seasons with Margaret Finch The Garden centres now have a good selection of seed potatoes it’s a good time to buy while they are in good condition and get them to start chitting in preparation for planting in March. When you have selected there’s many varieties or if you …

Gardening Through The Seasons With Margaret Finch

With the weather being very frosty and misty my Gardening thoughts are of ordering seeds in the warm.There’s nothing better than making yourself a hot drink and flicking through some of the numerous seed catalogues that arrive in the post.

Gardening Through The Seasons With Margaret Finch

Gardening Through The Season with Margaret Finch Dear ReadersFirstly I would like to wish you all a very happy and healthy New Year with lots of Garden enjoyment and fun for 2022. What a difference in one week Thursday here at Farley Hill -4 degrees there was a very impressive frost so picturesque …

Gardening Through The Seasons With Margaret Finch

Gardening through the Seasons with Margaret Finch is a blog with useful tips and hints for gardening lovers.

Gardening Through The Seasons With Margaret Finch

Only last week we were enjoying the most splendid autumn colours that in Britain we have seen in a few years The hot sunny weather helps the trees to store huge levels of sugar which produce these amazing bright glowing colours to lift our spirits in to the winter months

Gardening Through The Seasons With Margaret Finch

Just when the Summer has given us its full strength of growth and colour to totally surprise us Gardeners the Nerine suddenly appears as by magic. Usually flowering leafless on stems 45cm -50 cm tall on long slender stems with a stunning waxy display of trumpet like flowers having as many as 8/10 per stem.

Gardening Through The Seasons With Margaret Finch

The Garden centres now have a good selection of seed potatoes it’s a good time to buy while they are in good condition and get them to start chitting in preparation for planting in March

Gardening Through The Seasons With Margaret Finch

It’s so great to feel the warmth of the Spring sunshine and hear the birds singing. This sunshine has been an absolute joy for the chorus of Crocus this year as they emerge through the ground and open wide a host of bees 🐝 find their inviting

Gardening Through The Seasons With Margaret Finch

I know it looks tempting to cut the Lawn here it’s very wet and soggy and I think we would make more mess and damage than necessary.” We” as royal we! Tony, not me,

Gardening Through The Seasons With Margaret Finch

Gardening Through The Seasons With Margaret Finch Patio Peaches These like to be trained up a wall or fence. Tie in the laterials and fan out as much as possible  Protect when flowering from frost cover with fleece Top up container with New compost every year. Feed with a multi purpose liquid feed to help …

Gardening Through The Seasons With Margaret Finch

Exciting times ahead you will be extremely well rewarded.Definitely start planning now.

Gardening Through The Seasons With Margaret Finch

Runner Beans can be grown in a larger Container with plenty of well rotted compost, they also need support sticks. But even better in the ground

Gardening Through The Seasons With Margaret Finch

I know you might be thoughtful about your Clematis but the wind chill has been as damaging as frost

Gardening Through The Seasons With Margaret Finch

As a keen gardener usually even in some of the worst weather conditions there’s still jobs to achieve outside but it’s a gale blowing today -plants don’t keep still for pruning making the tasks difficult, but very luckily my Shallots have arrived.

Gardening Through The Seasons With Margaret Finch

Gardening through the Seasons with Margaret Finch / Pruning Fruit Trees There are always plenty of jobs that can be achieved in our gardens even at this time of year. Thoughts might turn to pruning Apple Trees sometimes with uncertainty anddo I or don’t I prune ?.It’s a standing around job looking …

Gardening Through The Seasons With Margaret Finch

Gardening through the Seasons with Margaret Finch Hello Gardeners As a keen gardener usually even in some of the worst weather conditions there’s still jobs to achieve outside but it’s a gale blowing today -plants don’t keep still for pruning making the tasks difficult, but very luckily my Shallots have arrived.They  have self -isolated for …

Gardening Through The Seasons With Margaret Finch

Gardening through the Seasons with Margaret Finch Now that Christmas has arrived even most of us very keen Gardeners thoughts havebeen focused in side our homes.If you have been able to visit a Garden centre you may have been tempted in to buying one of the most popular of Christmas pot plants.The very …

Gardening Through The Seasons With Margaret Finch

Gardening through the Seasons with Margaret Finch Our Gardens this year have been even more of an important space, to not only to do gardening jobs but to use this as a work out rather than the gym, to relax in, to meet friends and play. My own Garden has been a …

Gardening Through The Seasons With Margaret Finch

Gardening through the Seasons with Margaret Finch Now November is here it’s the best time to plant an array of amazing Tulips. There is aTulip for everyone, with 15 divisions,150 species, 3,000 varieties a huge colour palette to choose from single striking colours incredible harmonies and contrasts.So many interesting triumphant shapes from small …

Gardening Through The Seasons With Margaret Finch

Gardening Through The Seasons with Margaret Finch This is the time of year when a prominent site displayed on our doorstep is the Pumpkin shining bright orange with a scary or beaming smiley faces, but Pumpkins are not just for Halloween.They are well worth growing for a great soup vegetable and for fun …

Gardening Through The Seasons With Margaret Finch

Gardening through the Seasons with Margaret Finch / Saving Seeds As a Gardener there’s lots of Plants ,Bulbs and Seeds that I would like to spend my pennies on, but it’s money saving and very achieving to save some of my own seeds.One of the best and reliable seeds to save and …

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Gardening through the Seasons with Margaret Finch Margaret Finch lives in a beautiful house with an amazing walled garden. Her garden has heritage apple trees, a long history and she designs her garden to have colour throughout the seasons. Margaret is currently doing hyacinths in pots for Christmas, organizing her compost and …

Farley Hill Place Margaret Finch lives in a beautiful house with an amazing walled garden. She joins Paul Presents to talk about the garden- the butterflies and bees, her previous florist shop with its wonderful window displays, the competitions they held and how they were part of the community with their charity …

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