Have you given your birch trees their Autumn wash and brush up yet? This task is best done in the Autumn rather than Spring as having done so their trunks up to eye level (at least) will really light up your garden on dismal winter days with an arresting visual flash of brightness, especially if they there is a dark or evergreen backdrop acting as a foil. ## The job is easily done with a bucket of warm, mildly soapy water and a stiff bristle dustpan brush. and a final rinse of clean water to lose the suds and dirt. Yes I know it sounds weird or bonkers but you’ll marvel at your handy work on a dark winter’s day! If you remember me for nothing else, I’d love it to be for this spot of garden magic! Maybe experiment with one tree this year so you can see the difference. ##trees #birch #himalayanbirch #gardeningtips #NewForest

October 22, 2018 at 12:06PM Have you given your birch trees their Autumn wash and brush up yet?
This task is best done in the Autumn rather than Spring as having done so their trunks up to eye level (at least) will really light up your garden on dismal winter days with an arresting visual flash of brightness, especially if they there is a dark or evergreen backdrop acting as a foil. ##

The job is easily done with a bucket of warm, mildly soapy water and a stiff bristle dustpan brush. and a final rinse of clean water to lose the suds and dirt.
Yes I know it sounds weird or bonkers but you’ll marvel at your handy work on a dark winter’s day! If you remember me for nothing else, I’d love it to be for this spot of garden magic!

Maybe experiment with one tree this year so you can see the difference.
##trees #birch #himalayanbirch #gardeningtips #NewForest

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Two years ago this morning at my favourite #garden #nursery @hardysplants. If I ever get out of hospital, when I’m fit to travel Hardy’s will be high on my must-go places and friends to visit. I’m utterly fed up with my hospital outlook; I crave Hardy’s colour in my life again.

October 18, 2018 at 10:40AM Two years ago this morning at my favourite #garden #nursery @hardysplants. If I ever get out of hospital, when I’m fit to travel Hardy’s will be high on my must-go places and friends to visit. I’m utterly fed up with my hospital outlook; I crave Hardy’s colour in my life again.

Ten years ago today at my absolute favourite #dogwalk location at Taigh nan Cailleachean Dubha (House of the Old Black Women or Nuns), Mealastadh, on the Isle of Lewis. 3 days ago HM Coastguard were involved in a dramatic sea rescue just off #Mealastadh involving a surfer in trouble during an Atlantic storm. It was always safer to walk Molly in calmer weather such as shown here! #definitelyworhavisit #IsleOfLewis #Lewis #Uig #Timsgarry

October 13, 2018 at 09:18PM Ten years ago today at my absolute favourite #dogwalk location at Taigh nan Cailleachean Dubha (House of the Old Black Women or Nuns), Mealastadh, on the Isle of Lewis. 3 days ago HM Coastguard were involved in a dramatic sea rescue just off #Mealastadh involving a surfer in trouble during an Atlantic storm. It was always safer to walk Molly in calmer weather such as shown here! #definitelyworhavisit #IsleOfLewis #Lewis #Uig #Timsgarry

If you’re seeking ‘something different’ for your child’s half term, my friends at @coastandforest are heartily recommended to you! #Dorset #Hampshire #halfterm #outdoors #outdooreducation

October 12, 2018 at 10:01PM If you’re seeking ‘something different’ for your child’s half term, my friends at @coastandforest are heartily recommended to you! #Dorset #Hampshire #halfterm #outdoors #outdooreducation