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...

Rhododendrons

May is the perfect month for woodland walks where you can witness the breathtaking displays of rhododendrons and azaleas. And, where, if you are lucky, you might just catch the haunting call of the cu...

Green Gardens

Now that our gardens are bursting into colour, it is easy to overlook the colour green. Some of the lovely shades of green that grace our borders early in the spring we take for granted because. This ...

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

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, Polynathus &...

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

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 deciduous varieties, it ...