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Watering your garden when you’re on holiday

Watering your garden when you’re on holiday

Summer is here and correct me if I’m wrong, but the weather is being quite well-behaved so far. The occasional storm is actually a positive for the plants, giving them… Read more »

Blackcurrant bushes

Blackcurrant bushes

Blackcurrants add an exceptional flavour to many culinary dishes and are common ingredients in jams, yoghurt’s, sorbets, summer puddings and many more. If you have any blackcurrant recipes we would… Read more »

August Flowers in Bloom

August Flowers in Bloom

How to get the most out of your vegetable plot

How to get the most out of your vegetable plot

You don’t need a huge garden to grow your own food, as you can grow vegetables in containers and flower borders. There are so many health benefits to growing your… Read more »

Tree lily – the perfect performers for time-strapped gardeners

Tree lily – the perfect performers for time-strapped gardeners

What a difference two years can make! Back in spring 2012, I planted five Tree Lily ‘Pink Explosion’ bulbs deep into a large, glazed patio pot filled with a 50/50… Read more »

How to prune wisteria

How to prune wisteria

Did you know that august is the perfect time to give your wisteria a summer prune? Wisteria is the quintessential climber for the English cottage garden. A well-grown wisteria is… Read more »

Small garden? Dont panic!

Small garden? Dont panic!

If the plant bug has bitten you, and you’ve filled your garden already, then you need to think; ‘what do cities do when they run of space..?’ Answer: they build… Read more »

What to do in the garden in August

What to do in the garden in August

There are always things to do in the garden whether it is planting, pruning or watering. So we have highlighted some what to do in the garden in august guidance… Read more »

National Garden Scheme – It started as a hobby

National Garden Scheme – It started as a hobby

It all started as a hobby 30 years ago and now we’re opening our garden for the National Garden Scheme for the 5th year running! The garden behind the house… Read more »

The war against weeds – part 2

The war against weeds – part 2

Perennial weeds are far trickier to deal with than annual weeds. They die back in winter each year before re-emerging the following spring so you need to kill the root… Read more »