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 […]
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
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 […]
Le Jardin Contemporain // The Contemporary Garden - Barry Watton Garden Designs
The perfect English sward is a source of amusement amongst some of the local Frenchies here, but no-one can doubt that a neat lawn does beautifully set off neighbouring planted beds. Lawns are one of the higher maintenance and less environmentally friendly areas of the garden, […]