Garden Articles

  • Edna B ranthwaite What Egremont 2Day’s gardening columnist didn’t know about gardening wasn’t worth knowing and what perhaps some readers of this paper didn’t know was that Adam the Gardener...

    Needed in the Greatest Garden of All

    Edna B ranthwaite What Egremont 2Day’s gardening columnist didn’t know about gardening wasn’t worth knowing and what perhaps some readers of this paper didn’t know was that Adam the Gardener…

  • By Alan Alexander Well if you take Ian’s advice you will certainly be Tickled Pink and you might even meet Sexy Rexy. This is what he advises beginners to start...

    A Bed of Roses

    By Alan Alexander Well if you take Ian’s advice you will certainly be Tickled Pink and you might even meet Sexy Rexy. This is what he advises beginners to start…

  • A TRAINING session has been organised on how to prune apple trees as part of the West Copeland Lengthsmen Scheme. The session will take place Saturday, February 15 (10am to...

    Discover the secret art of pruning

    A TRAINING session has been organised on how to prune apple trees as part of the West Copeland Lengthsmen Scheme. The session will take place Saturday, February 15 (10am to…

  • Readers will be missing our garden page as sorely as we are. Since April 1997 our Adam shared the wisdom of the original gardener with our readers without missing a...

    Get well, Adam! We need you!

    Readers will be missing our garden page as sorely as we are. Since April 1997 our Adam shared the wisdom of the original gardener with our readers without missing a…

  • All the usual May garden work and seasonal planting are keeping gardeners very much on their toes, hoping for some warm weather. As I am writing, the nights are still...

    Adam shares his garden with hedgehogs

    All the usual May garden work and seasonal planting are keeping gardeners very much on their toes, hoping for some warm weather. As I am writing, the nights are still…

  • You don’t need me to remind you that everything in the gardens is very late this year. Snowdrops and crocus still with us in April and daffodils very reluctant to...

    Adam brings cheer to tired gardens

    You don’t need me to remind you that everything in the gardens is very late this year. Snowdrops and crocus still with us in April and daffodils very reluctant to…

  • Edna Branthwaite Egremont’s beautiful Jubilee Garden which only opened on the 1st June this year has won a prestigious Royal Horticultural Society Award. The IT’S YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD campaign supports local...

    AWARD FOR JUBILEE GARDEN

    Edna Branthwaite Egremont’s beautiful Jubilee Garden which only opened on the 1st June this year has won a prestigious Royal Horticultural Society Award. The IT’S YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD campaign supports local…

  • This month isn’t exactly awash with colour and exuberance those days are confined to the recent past and distant future. Instead we have fireworks in the gloom, not just a...

    Adam enjoys evocative scents of November

    This month isn’t exactly awash with colour and exuberance those days are confined to the recent past and distant future. Instead we have fireworks in the gloom, not just a…

  • By Margaret Woodburn An allotment presentation took place in Egremont Market Hall, after the judging of the annual allotment competition, by Toni Magean. Copeland Council gardener Callum Scott not only...

    Good Growing Callum!

    By Margaret Woodburn An allotment presentation took place in Egremont Market Hall, after the judging of the annual allotment competition, by Toni Magean. Copeland Council gardener Callum Scott not only…

  • If you haven’t been down to the Jubilee Garden in Egremont Town Cemetery then please do. It’s worth the walk, as long as you are careful about where you cross...

    Open Space

    If you haven’t been down to the Jubilee Garden in Egremont Town Cemetery then please do. It’s worth the walk, as long as you are careful about where you cross…

  • by Dianne Allan It’s that digging and weeding time of year again. Is your body ready for this? Depends partly on how fit and strong you have kept over winter....

    Digging without Strain

    by Dianne Allan It’s that digging and weeding time of year again. Is your body ready for this? Depends partly on how fit and strong you have kept over winter….

  • It’s April and Mother Nature’s blossom time, the month of magnolias and camellias, two of the loveliest spring blossoms but so very vulnerable in any late frosts.  Keep the garden...

    Make Haste Slowly, warns Adam

    It’s April and Mother Nature’s blossom time, the month of magnolias and camellias, two of the loveliest spring blossoms but so very vulnerable in any late frosts.  Keep the garden…

  • Sir, Di Hampton asked where are the – Sparras or spuggies as they’re sometimes known in the North East. There are quite a few that live in and visit our...

    On Attracting Spuggies

    Sir, Di Hampton asked where are the – Sparras or spuggies as they’re sometimes known in the North East. There are quite a few that live in and visit our…

  • March is a feisty month: anything flowering needs to have a tough and steely heart behind its flowers. However, remember that this month is named after Mars, the Roman God...

    Adam Cherishes Molly the Witch

    March is a feisty month: anything flowering needs to have a tough and steely heart behind its flowers. However, remember that this month is named after Mars, the Roman God…

  • February is the month when most of us would rather be indoors as winter may still bring some wintry weather.  These weeks around the festive season have been one chilly...

    Adam Welcomes in The First Snowdrops

    February is the month when most of us would rather be indoors as winter may still bring some wintry weather.  These weeks around the festive season have been one chilly…