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One time Watford Observer columnist Ann Janes returns to the newspaper fold with her gardening blog in which she shares some personal views and tips on how to prepare, plany and maintain your garden. Ann has a life long love of beautiful gardens, both great and small, and is particularly interested in the history of garden design. She will also aim to address your gardening problems if you post them at the end of her column.
Posted at 9:14am Wednesday 20th March 2013
Their bright yellow flowers can brighten the garden like rays of sunshine.
Posted at 9:31am Monday 11th March 2013
This valuable resource has been much loved by gardeners for many, many years.
Posted at 5:44pm Monday 18th February 2013
Posted at 11:39am Sunday 10th February 2013
Posted at 12:08pm Monday 29th October 2012
What a shock this weekend has been – snow showers and frost. Just as we were beginning to think the hardy annuals and perennials would last forever. With the help of a very good friend I had done a major rearrangement of my small garden a couple of weeks ago. Plants that had proved to be taller than expected, probably due to all the earlier rain, have now been moved to the back and the smaller plants that were outgrowing their given space have been spread out and a few new ones fitted in.
Posted at 2:47pm Tuesday 2nd October 2012
Bulbs are one of nature's miracles - just think that packed into a single, small unpromising looking bulb is everything needed for a future display of beautiful flowers.
Posted at 8:14pm Sunday 23rd September 2012
There are plenty of jobs to put on our 'things to do in the garden' lists.
Posted at 8:32pm Sunday 9th September 2012
This months falls between summer and autumn and for gardeners is a bridge between the two.
Posted at 10:14am Thursday 9th August 2012
For a touch of sheer elegance to your flower garden you don’t have to look further than iris. They really are one of those ‘no garden should be without’ plants. Not only surprisingly easy to grow and they come in a variety of forms including some that live happily in water, some that prefer a moist boggy area around ponds, whilst others will add their own impact in borders or rockeries.
Posted at 10:01am Thursday 26th July 2012
Currently in Britain we are losing bees faster than any other European country.