Topiary

Topiary has long had a chequered past and has often been held in contempt by the ‘landscaping school’. So it is interesting to witness its revival and listen to garden designers suddenly championi...

Spring Bedding

Spring Bedding We certainly need some spring bedding to brighten up these persistent dismal wet spring days! In between showers, which on the bright side makes the soil perfect for planting. Pansies, ...

Colourful Camellias

Colourful Camellias are one of the most popular spring shrubs in our gardens. This is not surprising as it is a shrub that blooms early in the spring and gives our gardens early splashes of stunning c...

Springtime Blues

Springtime Blues Do you love springtime blues?  Ceanothus with its dense clusters of blue flowers it is one of the very few blue flowering spring shrubs. While there are also summer flowering deciduo...

Be Ready for Spring

Be ready for Spring Be ready for spring! It may still be cold outside so this is the perfect time to start planning your garden. We call this armchair gardening! Even if you are not sure what you want...

Spring Shrubs

“Oh to be in England now that spring is here!” The poet Robert Browning certainly knew what he was talking about when he wrote these few immortal words. There is nothing quite like a warm sunny sp...