Time to think about the garden

The sun is shining brightly … so you may already be ordering plants for the spring and summer to get the best choice. You may already know about Lubera which breeds unusual fruit varieties some of which are perfect for our small urban gardens. Very exciting are the Lowberry Range of compact raspberries, only 80cm tall, about the height of a garden spade (having one of those, pic left), blackberries, blueberries, rhubarb and even a low apple. Perfect for children who love eating something they have grown themselves and it won’t be difficult to get great results. If you have space, some of you might, there is a really beautiful raspberry salmonberry plant, it grows in sun or partial shade and has a gorgeous flower too (pic above). lubera


POPIIESVEGOnce you have your handy trowel and gloves, you need something easy to put on for your feet. These Backdoor shoes come in different designs, one of our newest and most popular is the ‘poppy explosion’.  The ladies are £25 sizes UK3-8 and the mens which feature a chunkier tread are £30 and available in sizes 8-14. If you have been using Uggs all this time, these are much better, no soil getting through those holes and grinding into your feet. So these are much more practical. The £12 children’s ones have a worm design on them … backdoorshoes

If you can’t wait for your plants to flower and are keen to put something cheerful in the ground now, how about some beautiful hellebores (pic left) or some drifts of snowdrops which Rassells have in stock rassells

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