Coreen Connell

Articles by Coreen Connell:

Festive December

Here we are in the last month of the 2016 and what a year! I love this time of year, where we’re encouraged to bring a real tree inside or to put up an artificial tree to embellish our house.

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November Gardens

November sparks and signifies the end of autumn where the colour bonanza of falling leaves creates one of the last chores to be done in the Lothian garden.

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October Fest

We’re nearing the end of the growing season with a glorious burst of colour before most gardens will look tired and ready for hibernation.

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September Charms

Well, folks, as the daylight shortens, sadly it is almost the end of the growing season for us in the Lothians. I hope you have already planted any new acquisitions as they need these a couple of months to develop strong roots before winter sets in.

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August Reigns

What can I say? Lots of rain interspersed with the occasional days of blue skies and hot temperatures, guess this is summer. The plants love it, and if they have good soil with nutrients, then they’re onto a winner. If your soil is mostly clay, and the water is not draining away, then you need to do something about it for your plants – unless you’re growing bog plants, that is.

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July In The Garden

July, post summer solstice, is – dare I say it – on the downward spiral to winter but, not all is doom and gloom. This is the best month for the greatest variety of flowering plants in Scotland.

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