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...

Autumn Garden

Soon the countryside will be ablaze with fiery reds, gold and bronze. And the tender plaintive notes of the garden robin, no longer lost amongst the summer chorus, is distinctively clear. The autumn ...

Autumn Plants

Winter Flowering Trees Autumn plants and autumn planting is upon us. Ornamental and fruit trees are ideal to plant now. Some ornamental trees are winter flowering varieties such as the Prunus Autumnal...

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...