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Kingswood Gardening News – January 2017

Four New Year’s resolutions for you and your garden. By Sarah Wilson Resolution one – Look after the birds We should all be welcoming garden birds into our gardens, not only do we want then to eat our slugs and snails but we should value their cheerful song in winter and spring. Suburban gardens are […] Continue reading →

Kingswood Gardening News – December 2016

Kingswood Gardening News – December 2016 By Sarah Wilson Winter in the garden. It really is winter now – all the leaves have fallen and we have had several frosts. I think that this winter might be a hard one, unlike last year when there were very few really frosty nights. All your non- hardy […] Continue reading →

Kingswood Gardening News – October 2016

Kingswood Gardening News – October 2016 By Sarah Wilson “Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness “ (From ‘Ode to autumn’ by John Keats) The days are shortening and we will change the clocks next weekend – and the leaf blowers will soon be going full throttle across Kingswood! Meanwhile enjoy the autumn colour and the […] Continue reading →

Kingswood Gardening News – September 2016

Late summer in your garden – several garden designs to choose from. By Sarah Wilson By late September many of our gardens are looking a bit tired and it is quite tempting to just carry out a mass “tidy up” and wait for spring to bring the colour back into the garden. There are however […] Continue reading →

Kingswood Gardening News – July 2016

Hydrangeas are back in fashion. By Sarah Wilson July is the time to enjoy the huge range of hydrangeas that grow really well in the gardens of Kingswood. If you walk down Woodland Way you will see glorious examples of every kind of hydrangea ranging from the very subtle, creamy white Hydrangea Quercifolia to the […] Continue reading →

Kingswood Gardening News – April 2016

TROUBLE-FREE TULIPS By Sarah Wilson   Traditionally there have been two types of gardeners – those who love planting tulips and those who just can’t be bothered! Recently there have been more species of tulip available and many gardeners are now converted to the “trouble free tulips ” and look forward to having tulips flowering […] Continue reading →

Kingswood Gardening News – March 2016

Garden thugs and prolific self- seeders. By Sarah Wilson                   Easter is nearly here and Kingswood is certainly a mass of beautiful daffodils – “fields of hope” on the Tadworth roundabout, a swathe on the grass bank opposite the shops, in the hanging baskets at the Kingswood […] Continue reading →

Kingswood Gardening News – February 2016

By Sarah Wilson                   Iris foetidissima braving the recent snow in Kingswood   February is the month when we don’t want to venture into the garden as it is cold and muddy and there isn’t much of interest to look at in the garden. However, there are […] Continue reading →

Kingswood Gardening News – January 2016

This year make a resolution to get fit in your garden! By Sarah Wilson             Winter flowering honeysuckle (Lonicera fragrantissima)– a beautiful sweet honey scent in the January garden.   Did you get a “Fit Bit” or other activity tracker for Christmas? Are you planning on going to a gym […] Continue reading →

Kingswood Gardening News – December 2015

Kingswood Warren – A haven for hedgehogs? By Sarah Wilson           I think that Kingswood Warren must be a perfect place for concerted community action to increase the population of hedgehogs. We have large gardens with many woodland areas and leaf piles and relatively quiet roads. As it has been a […] Continue reading →