The Hedge Factor

The Hedge Factor

When my family moved to the UK, we had our first proper garden both back and front. I remember having privet hedges between the houses and in late spring you could hear the clip clip clip of the shears. These days we have more fences and walls. If someone asked me to...
Autumn Colour

Autumn Colour

Add autumn colour to your front steps. These pots are so easy and they dont cost much. Best to plant up atleast 3 post so that they can be grouped together to create a WOW factor other wise fill one large pot. I’ve used the following plants:- Variegated Euonymus...
Spring bulbs

Spring bulbs

After a long winter slumber we all long for some colour and life in the garden. Spring bulb planting begins in September but save your tulips to be planted in November. Plant them to early and there is the possibility of them suffering tulip fire. To get the greatest...
Herbaceous Peonies

Herbaceous Peonies

Peonies are the cream cakes of the flowering world ‘naughty but nice’ and no classic English border should be without them. Peonies do not tolerate waterlogged soil but will do well in clay soil so long as they have good drainage. Start with bare root plants rather...
Growing your own Bouquet

Growing your own Bouquet

‘Bread feeds the body, indeed, but flowers feed also the soul.’ The Koran There is a revival of growing your own – fruits, vegetables and herbs, but also flowers to dress your home. More and more people are starting to keep a cutting patch in their garden or allotment...