Something new and exciting for lady gardeners; I just acquired plantswoman.com (and plantswoman.co.uk) and associated social media usernames (@theplantswomen on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram).
I hope to create a forum for like minded Plantswomen; lady gardeners in the UK and beyond! Who knows what might be included eventually, but certainly a blog with multiple writers, and a forum for advice. It might also be an nice extra place for lady gardeners/garden designers to advertise their services. At the moment the new domain name just points to my website, but my husband is working on something new!
Please get in touch with me of you have any suggestions, ideas, warnings etc., or wish to be involved right from the start with plantswoman.com as a blogger! Contact me on email@example.com, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that I am fully booked for regular maintenance work. I do have some time slots available for one off jobs (from September onward), and for garden design projects. Thank you to all who have made enquiries recently, and sorry I can’t fit you all in!
I’ve created a Fakenham Gardener Instagram account – it’s supposed to be connected to my Facebook page, and website, automatically. Not working at present, so until then a link will suffice!
A large variety of daffodils, all from within my garden!
Common name Daffodil
Latin name Narcissus
Flowering time Typically February to early May
Planting time September and October
Height and spread 5cm (2in) to 50cm (20in)
Aspect Sun or light shade
Hardiness Mostly fully hardy
(information from RHS website)
At a glance, snowdrops may all appear the same. A closer inspection however reveals there are some 20 species and numerous cultivars (cultivated varieties). Some have a delicate single flower, others boast a double-flowered head. I have seen some named cultivars on sale at £20 for a single flower. I now appreciate snowdrops all the more!
After their winter ‘sleep’, plants are starting to waken again! Snowdrops and Aconites are in full bloom with the occasional Daffodil rearing its cheery head. Bare trees are beginning to take on a fresh green hue and the ground is starting to warm and dry out after the cloudy winter skies are exchanged with breezy sunny days. Some have cut their grass already, whilst others have begun to reach for their trusted tools to turn over the earth and plant seedlings for the upcoming season. Although there are a few weeks left until Spring officially arrives, we could all be forgiven for believing it’s already here!