the English Lady

2018 October Gardening Tips By The English Lady

Welcome to October everyone. I love fall gentle breezes, soft sunshine and the foliage colors are breathtaking. The soil is still warm and you can plant until the first week of November. In fact early November is a great time to plant spring bulbs. You also have time over the next few weeks to...
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September Gardening Tips From The English Lady

Rain through August has been quite plentiful. The weeds continue to grow but I have been able to keep a handle on them with the use of natural Bradfield Organics corn gluten based weed pre-emergent, which can be purchased at any reputable garden center. HYDRANGES - pruning of Hydrangeas. The reason...
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August 2018 Gardening Tips By The English Lady

August has always been one of my least favorite months in the garden; but this year August rated pretty high for me. We had a late long cool spring, which resulted in later bloom time for everything. We have such a short blooming and growing season here in New England that any extra time to have a...
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The How, Why, What, and When of Composting

Many gardeners get confused the first time they consider compost. That confusion is due to the belief that that compost is the same thing as fertilizer. Allow me to dispel this belief and show you how, why, what and when compost is all about. Compost is an organic material, which serves a very...
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