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Posted on 9:31am Monday 11th March 2013
This valuable resource has been much loved by gardeners for many, many years.
Posted on 12:08pm Monday 29th October 2012
What a shock this weekend has been – snow showers and frost. Just as we were beginning to think the hardy annuals and perennials would last forever. With the help of a very good friend I had done a major rearrangement of my small garden a couple of weeks ago. Plants that had proved to be taller than expected, probably due to all the earlier rain, have now been moved to the back and the smaller plants that were outgrowing their given space have been spread out and a few new ones fitted in.
Posted on 10:14am Thursday 9th August 2012
For a touch of sheer elegance to your flower garden you don’t have to look further than iris. They really are one of those ‘no garden should be without’ plants. Not only surprisingly easy to grow and they come in a variety of forms including some that live happily in water, some that prefer a moist boggy area around ponds, whilst others will add their own impact in borders or rockeries.
Posted on 9:33am Sunday 15th April 2012
As a group they are both vigorous and relatively trouble-free - you would think that these two assets alone would make them highly prized but life doesn't seem to work that way and buddleias tend to be treated as poor relations in the plant world, seemingly because they have minimum requirements and will grow in most situations.
Posted on 6:24pm Monday 5th March 2012
Why is that camellias are overlooked by so many gardeners? Could it be because their dramatic and exotic blooms give the impression that they are difficult to look after?
Posted on 8:37pm Monday 6th June 2011
'Why bother to grow tomatoes when you can buy them so easily in the local shop?'