gardening

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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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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Maureen Hasley-Jones

The English Lady's May Tips Including Composting!

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. By now, you have probably removed most of the winter debris, pruned broken branches and re-edged borders. Do not however, apply that...
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Maureen Hasley-Jones

April Gardening Tips - The English Lady

Those April showers that come our way They bring the flowers that bloom in May And when it’s raining, lets not forget, It isn’t raining rain at all, its raining violets Popular ballad sang during World War II by Dame Vera Lynn in England. To create and maintain a healthy organic garden, please...
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December Gardening Tips from The English Lady

Proper care for your poinsettias and Maureen's English Trifle recipe! Yum!
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