Fruit Trees

Did you know autumn is the perfect time to plant a fruit tree? The earth is still warm from the summer sun and generally very moist from the damp autumnal atmosphere. Planting now gives the roots of a...

Garden Kitchens

‘Outdoor rooms’ is such a buzzword today and with that comes the trend of garden kitchens. Garden kitchens complete with cooking facilities, sinks with running water and outdoor units real...

Santolina Loves the Heat

Santalino loves the Heat The small shrub Santalino loves the heat. It is a western Mediterranean plant and as a native of dry rocky places it tolerates poor soil and drought. As our hot summer continu...

Water Features

Water features really bring a garden to life. Water adds sound and movement while they can also add attractive and definitive focus points. Or brighten up awkward spaces that you do not know what to d...

Grasshoppers

Did you know grasshoppers are vital to our ecosystem? They are over 300 million years old according to prehistoric fossils and their presence ensures our environment is more efficient and safer for ot...

Hanging Baskets

How many of us know that hanging baskets began life nearly 3,000 years ago? The first concept of hanging flowers off the ground was when King Nebuchadnezzar created the ‘Hanging Gardens of Babylonâ€...

Summer Bedding

Did you know that over a third of what we spend on plants is on summer bedding? Annuals are an essential feature in our gardens. They fill gaps in our borders and fill our pots and planters with insta...

Delphinium Queen

One of the most dramatic flowers of the early summer border is the lovely delphinium. While the rose has always been the ‘Queen of the Garden’, delphiniums quite rightly have the accolade of ‘Qu...

Roses

Roses will carry on flowering until the first frost, and what a choice of colours. From the palest cream to the deepest red. Vibrant and versatile,  they will complement any style of garden, large or...

Chelsea Flower Show

It’s that time of year again – the Chelsea Flower Show. In all its glory, this annual event provides us with a feast of inspiring garden designs. It cleverly depicts how skill and imagination will...