Garden excitement


Simon's colourful garden The garden is really jumping into action again and it is so exciting. Plants and flowers that I had forgotten about, and some that I planted last autumn and don't even know yet, are all coming through!

The grass took a real hammering over the winter and (it must be a man thing) I am rather keen on a nice lawn.

It's all coming back again with a little help from Richard Jackson's Lawn Magic. It's green, spreading over the bare patches and really feeling springy again.  

Simon's lawn Tulips that came out of pots last year are in their beds and giving me a lovely splurge of red, my hornbeam hedge is getting covered in leaf again and catkins on the weeping silver birch… this is the best time of the year!

Richard Jackson has been giving me lots of help and advice and his new website has helped me in choosing which products to order to get things going ( ).  

Hellebores I have some plants growing up and, like many people, I'm not too sure if they are weeds or 'proper' plants yet. I'll leave them for a bit and see what develops but one clump has got me intrigued! I moved a hellebore (Christmas Rose) and the patch from where I moved it has loads of little seedlings. Could these be baby hellebores?

 I've put a few pictures up (left) and would welcome any ideas. If they are hellebores, I'm thinking of starting an online Hellebore website, 'cos there are so many!  

Possible weeds or plants in Simon's garden Another one is a kind of "Shall I get rid of it or keep it", "plant or weed"  question. What do you think?

I'm looking forward to an hour on air with the main man, Richard Jackson, on Saturday at 11.00am so grab' yer green fingers and join us then!

Simon X


  1. Gail April 25, 2010 at 3:01 pm -  Reply

    Dear Simon, your garden looks lovely, but more importently you look well and back to your old self. You really took a bashing over the winter. Glad you are looking so well and make sure you make time to enjoy your garden; the sun on yer bones will do you good. Take care, Gail xx

  2. Simon Biagi April 26, 2010 at 1:12 pm -  Reply

    Hi Gale
    Thank you so much for your comment. Yep, I’m afraid it was the “winter of discontent” for me and I’m I’m glad i am back on track to being a bit healthier. I am looking forward to enjoying the garden in the summer this year and you’re right, the sun on my bones is a great tonic! Speak again soon.
    Simon X

  3. margaret mccabe November 24, 2010 at 7:41 pm -  Reply

    hi simon i am trying to log on to a item you had on tuesday it was a garden solar light with plant pots i have phoned qvc but no one knows anything about it i could be wrong but i was sure it was you that presented it could you email me to let me know if i am wrong, hope to hear from you soon all the best for the new year m mccabe

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