the English Lady

August 2019 Gardening Tips

August has always been one of my least favorite months in the garden; but this August rated pretty high for me with plentiful rain resulting in fragrance, bloom and beautiful foliage.
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July 2019 Gardening Tips

Watering is so important during the heat of summer. In spring, if you planted trees or shrubs particularly evergreens these plants require extra moisture to establish a strong root system. We have had an abundant amount of rain this spring and early summer; nevertheless it is important to keep an...
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2019 June Gardening Tips

The fullness and fragrance of bloom is all round us. The early summer sun is on the way, gently shining and the summer garden will be ready to flourish with flora, foliage and delicious edibles in the vegetable gardens.
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The English Lady 2019 May Tips

“The darling buds of May” is such an apt phrase for one of the most enchanting months, bloom on bulbs and trees and the fresh foliage on trees winking in the sun.
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Gardening As Therapy

There are those of us “mud and Wellington boots” gardeners that experience tremendous joy and utter despair while indulging in this gardening “pastime”. And there are moments, albeit infrequently, when I would happily give it all up and live in an apartment with a Victorian Aspidistra plant.
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March Gardening Tips 2019 from The English Lady

‘Those March winds shall blow and we shall have snow and what will the Robin do then poor thing? He’ll hide in the barn and keep himself warm and hide his head under his wing.’ March can be rather unpredictable, as was obvious in the heavy snow of March 3rd. Hopefully that is the last white gasp of...
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2019 February Gardening Tips By The English Lady

This winter as in other winters I needed a blossom boost and have enjoyed the fragrance of paper white narcissus that I planted. I surrounded the bulbs with seashells from White Sands Beach here in Old Lyme and kept them in a dark cool area keeping them moist as the roots developed.
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2019 January Gardening Tips by The English Lady

Happy New Year everyone. On December 21st, on the Winter solstice we turned the corner, and each day we move gradually from the dark into the light of a longer brighter day. A few weeks ago I planted my Paper white Narcissus on pebbles or you may use potting soil. I use tall glass vases and it is...
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2018 December Gardening Tips by The English Lady

Hello everyone; so much to do and so little time in this holiday season. However, remember to breathe, stretch and take time out for yourself each day. On a pleasant December where you can be in the garden, where perhaps you may have forgotten or not had time to plant spring bulbs outdoors. The...
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November 2018 Gardening Tips By The English Lady

We have been fortunate here in New England to have enjoyed a lovely summer not too hot with adequate rain. Followed by a warm fall with more than enough rain into November to encourage vibrant spring growth next year. I am keeping my fingers crossed that this weather foretells a mild winter – we...
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