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Favourite scented plants, voted by RHS members

Favourite scented plants, voted by RHS members

The RHS conducted a survey in spring 2013, in which it asked its members for their favourite scented plants. Traditional flowers such as sweet peas, hyacinths and honeysuckle topped the… Read more »

Top 10 summer bedding plants

Top 10 summer bedding plants

Summer bedding plants don’t all have to be petunias and marigolds! As well as the more common bedding plants there are a huge range of annual bedding plants you can… Read more »

Top 10 winter bedding plants

Top 10 winter bedding plants

Top 10 winter bedding plants As summer draws to an end it’s an ideal time to be thinking about winter bedding plants for cheerful colour during the coldest months of… Read more »

Daffodils – plant them now for the best blooms

Daffodils – plant them now for the best blooms

Plant daffodils now for the best spring displays A colleague heard Alan Titchmarsh talking about planting daffodils in August on his radio show at the weekend and was a bit… Read more »

Petunias – customer trial panel update

Petunias – customer trial panel update

I love petunias but with last year’s awful weather I was reluctant to grow them this year – I did not want to have another year of soggy flowers. As… Read more »

Growing your own cut flowers

Growing your own cut flowers

Who doesn’t love a jug of flowers on the kitchen table? When students arrive I pop warm muffins and a pot of fresh Fairtrade coffee on the kitchen table next… Read more »

Boost butterfly numbers with ‘Buzz’™

Boost butterfly numbers with ‘Buzz’™

‘Save Our Butterflies’ Week 18th – 26th May Last summer’s disastrous impact on our butterfly population has been widely reported in recent weeks. So what can we do about dwindling… Read more »

Grow your own – it’s not too late

Grow your own – it’s not too late

Grow your own – it’s not too late! Spring may be late this year, but there is still plenty of time to grow your own. In fact, waiting and sowing… Read more »

Top 10 evergreen shrubs

Top 10 evergreen shrubs

Top 10 Evergreen Shrubs Evergreen shrubs provide permanent structure in the garden and all-year-round interest. Some have beautiful flower displays or are highly scented in winter when little else is… Read more »

New plants arrived, but the weather’s too bad to plant them up!

New plants arrived, but the weather’s too bad to plant them up!

My new strawberry runners (Flamenco, chosen by my 7-year old daughter) arrived at the end of last week and I had hoped to get out into the garden to plant… Read more »