Le Jardin Contemporain // The Contemporary Garden - Barry Watton Garden Designs
There’s something so refreshing and vibrant about filling your house with flowers, with their various scent and colour. And what better way to do so than with your own cut flower arrangements. The process of growing flowers can be relatively cheap. It is also good for […]
Le Jardin Contemporain // The Contemporary Garden - Barry Watton Garden Designs
Happy New Year to you all. Winter solstice is out of the way. As we inch towards longer days and shorter nights, so Hellebores, Cyclamen and Snowdrops emerge and we too can start to feel optimistic that spring is not too far away. What better way […]
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL. On the bleakest of winter days, lots of persuasion is needed to head out into the garden, especially when being lured indoors by a comfy chair and a hot cuppa beside a warm fire. If you are a regular reader […]
Le Jardin Contemporain // The Contemporary Garden - Barry Watton Garden Designs
The days are almost at their shortest and the mercury has plummeted, but even in a brisk December there are a few things you can do in the garden to keep you warm and get ahead of the game ready for next year. Your December gardening […]
The garden is now winding down towards its winter dormancy, but this does not mean there is nothing to do in the garden this month. Your November gardening todo list: Lawns Early in the month the lawn will still be growing. Keep mowing until growth ceases […]
Le Jardin Contemporain // The Contemporary Garden - Barry Watton Garden Designs
The swallows have gone and summer temperatures of 30 (or even 40!) degrees seem like a distant memory. However, this does not mean a gardening hiatus until May. With a little ongoing maintenance over the autumn and winter months you can have a garden to enjoy […]
Le Jardin Contemporain // The Contemporary Garden - Barry Watton Garden Designs
C’est la rentrée! The mornings now have a distinct freshness about them, which can be a relief from the baking heat of midsummer, but it is a sign that the season is about to turn later this month. La Chasse resumes (sadly), the sweetcorn and sunflower […]
Le Jardin Contemporain // The Contemporary Garden - Barry Watton Garden Designs
Hedges. We love hedges. They form our boundaries making us feel protected, secure and not overlooked. They frame desirable views and shield unwanted views. They provide winter structure and a summer backdrop. They can provide summer shade. They filter and attenuate strong winds and perform infinitely […]
Le Jardin Contemporain // The Contemporary Garden - Barry Watton Garden Designs
Summer is well and truly here. By now gardens are scorched dry, but this year has been a different kettle of fish, with a lack of rain since last autumn too. At this time of year gardening work consists of mainly keeping things ticking over and […]
Encouraging soil microbes and other creatures together with fungi by adding organic material such as compost to your plantings is beneficial to your plants. Together they make nutrients available to the roots of your plants, reducing or eliminating entirely the need to apply fertiliser. A soil […]