Tulip Mania

Garden Party What do we know about tulip mania? Read on. We know when the first wave of daffodils is swiftly followed by the colourful hues of the tulip that spring is here. There are so many varietie...

Apple and Cherry Blossom time in Hampshire

It is apple and cherry blossom time in Hampshire! And all over the UK. From early April to mid May our countryside and gardens are awash with trees covered in pink or white blossoms. Or white blossom ...

Garden Design

The Eye of a Designer Do you ever long to find that little bit of inspiration? Inspiration for your garden? Something that will help make your outdoor space into something special?  Why not ask a Gar...

Primroses

Primroses are spring heroes! We often think of daffodils heralding spring yet it is really the primrose that shows her pretty face first. From early February to late spring you will find primroses bri...

Roses are not just for Valentine’s Day

Roses are not just for Valentine’s Day ! Valentine’s Day is not the only reason February is a good month to talk about roses. The most loved, the most cherished, the most talked about and ...

Snowdrops

Fair Maids of February We often speak about the flowers that herald the arrival of spring and yet what about snowdrops? This is the flower that is known to herald the end of winter. Although, this is ...

Feed the Birds

Wildlife in the Garden Do you know birds can lose over a third of their body weight in their fight to keep warm during a night of arctic weather? When morning comes it is vital they find food if they ...

Christmas Trees

Did you know nearly 90% of British households put up a Christmas tree? Also, real Christmas trees are as popular as they have ever been. Despite widespread belief, the facts actually point to artifici...

Red & Gold

Red And Gold If you want some red and gold colour in your autumn garden next year there are a few trees and plants that really come up to the mark. One is Liquidambar or more commonly called the Ameri...

Colourful Autumn

Evening Flower While we love the deep hues of autumn there are still some plants that are summer like in their colour during the later autumn months. One such plant is the Hesperantha. A pretty lily l...