Delphiniums Queen of the Border

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...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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...