Farmhouse Diaries

In the Garden

  • August in the Garden

    It’s tempting to put the garden on the back burner but the garden still needs attention if you are to carry on the summer show for as long as possible as well as relaxing on the lawn! Here are a few tips from professional garden designer, Sally Watts.  Shrubs Hebes and lavenders need to be ligh... View Post
  • Using Companion Plants in the Veg Patch

    I've been dabbling with companion plants to help keep pests at bay this year in the veg patch. I'm by no means an expert, but I have found it surprisingly effective so thought I would share my learnings! Firstly, I have planted a big patch of nasturtiums just a few metres away from the raised be... View Post
  • July in the Garden

    As the summer gets into full swing there are plenty of things to do in the garden! Here are a few tips from professional garden designer, Sally Watts.  Trees and Shrubs Trained fruit trees require cutting back of any side shoots to about 7 cm long and remove growths that spoil the shape of fans... View Post