The Gardeners Touch
I am a passionate gardener based in Ringmer and want to stimulate my readers with regular up dates from my own garden and motivate you to have a go at encouraging and sustaining wildlife into your own outdoor space. I want to explore ideas with you to encourage your garden to burst with different sensations that stimulate your senses as well as soothe and excite your mood!
Let me tell you a little bit about the way I work, I am highly influenced and motivated by
Christopher Lloyd’s garden at Great Dixter www.greatdixter.co.uk, and I also like to push
the boundaries when it comes to gardening by using plant combinations to create explosions of colours, textures and aromas to create beautiful gardens. My aim is to look after the
environment and encourage sustainable wildlife in every garden that I create. I work without the use of pesticides and chemical fertilizers, therefore my gardens are sanctuaries for birds, bees, butterflies and more.
Why I do it?
For the love of the bee and the flowers she visits.
Albert Einstein once said: “If the bee disappears from the surface of the earth, man would have no more than four years to live. No more bees, no more pollination… no more men!” Saving the honey bees as well as reaping the health benefits from eating natural, organic honey, makes, in my opinion a perfect addition to a sustainable living lifestyle!
It is imperative to share a garden with bees, butterflies, birds and other wildlife, by creating the
right garden and ecosystem we are supporting and encouraging a thriving environment.
Hardy Geranium Ann Folkard flowered all summer long, in August,
she was joined with Helenium Morehiem Beauty to make a splash!