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Wednesday, 1 August 2018

August Gardener's Calendar




 Finally we have had some rain but I think we will need lots more. Unfortunately some plants have not performed well under such extreme heat. Cut back the plants that struggled and they will hopefully recover for next year. Now the soil has had some moisture we can start to think about planting some summer shiners to fill the gaps, they will need watering!

Monday, 23 July 2018

What Bees Enjoy Most In Late Summer

Circium rivulare
The bees are enjoying the current revival of our traditional cottage garden plants. It’s extremely beneficial and couldn’t come at a better time for their survival.

Monday, 16 July 2018

Perennials And shrubs For Hot Dry Positions

We are very aware of how the hot weather has impacted on our gardens and have a new front display bed of plants for hot dry conditions.

Saturday, 7 July 2018

Water saving ideas



If you need to water, do it in the early morning or evening. Watering at the cooler ends of the day prevents waste from evaporation. It also helps prevent leaf scorch. Regular hoeing helps prevent the weeds from taking hold. Weeds absorbed approximately 4 times more water and nutrients from the soil than regular plants. That's how they grow so quickly!
Stand plants in the shade if they are struggling and if you are going away also over a bucket of water.


Thursday, 5 July 2018

Perennials For Late Summer


Achillia millefolium (varieties)
Here we can go wild because the choice is fabulous. If you've visited the Nursery throughout the seasons you should have colour throughout though its not always easy to discipline yourself to buy unattractive pots against beautiful May blooms on a sunny day with a view to how glorious they will look in late summer. These are just some of the perennials on our looking good beds now.

Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Sunday, 1 July 2018

July Gardener's Calendar


This is the month when we all go on holiday and our pots get neglected. Take steps to prevent this happening and a little chopping, snipping and feeding should encourage your annuals and herbaceous to carry on flowering late into the year.

Thursday, 28 June 2018

A Secret Garden In North Buckinghamshire

Hidden away in the heart of north Buckinghamshire is one of the most stunning private gardens. It belongs to one of my customers who invited Peter and myself to have a wander round and very kindly allowed me to take some photos. Unfortunately it was evening and it was a battle against the fading light in a few parts.  I feel there is never enough time when you are taking photographs.
It is simply the most outstanding and beautifully loved gardens I have ever seen and I think it is an absolute tribute to the custodian and her enormous vision and natural talent. This has been built from blank canvas and I am sorry I can only show you a little taste of the magic that is there to find as their is a surprise and a new vista around every twist and turn of the garden path.

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Job Vacancy; Office Administrator/Book Keeper


We are an independent family-run retail garden Nurseries, with on-line sales. Established for over 30 years in north Buckinghamshire and rated one of the top 26 garden centre nurseries in the country. A position has become available for an office administrator/book keeper. The post-holder will provide coordination and administrative support and be a valued member of the Nurseries team, working towards future development. 

Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Hanging Baskets 2018


Should You Be Looking For Good Trailing Plants To Fill Summer Baskets There Are Some Fabulous Colours Available This Season




What Should I Put In My Hanging Basket? 


Colour Ideas For Summer Pots, Containers and Hanging Baskets.


I Have Taken A Look At Some Of The Colour Combinations You Can Create With Plants

Pinks, Blues And Silver Tones Are One Of The Most Popular Colour Choices

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

June Gardener's Calendar





June is a month to be enjoying the garden but with a little bit of care and some snipping and deadheading you can keep those flowers going often into late summer

Monday, 28 May 2018

Herbs To Try

Valerian
Most of us grow herbs in pots such as rosemary, thyme, sage, majoram, lavender and mint but what do we know of some of the less grown herbs.
A herb to include in your border may be valerian with its pretty white flowers. Historically it has been used medicinally for its calming properties. In a border it stands quiet tall and adds a mass of very essential tiny white flowers. Herbalist are still using it for insomnia and calming properties amonst other things.
It needs to be a the back of a border as it grows to about 1.5 m with sweet scented flowers in the summer time.

Friday, 25 May 2018

Summer Shiners

Plants That Bring You A little Sunshine In Summer And Fill A little Gap
This is such an easy subject because the summer months have the most abundance of colour and these plants will flower until the first frosts.

Geranium Blushing Turtle
Plugging A Garden Gap For The Summer Could Never Be Easier

Monday, 21 May 2018

Saturday, 19 May 2018

Fresh Flowers From Your Garden for Cutting

I Love Bringing Flowers Into The Home

Sweet peas and leucanthemum daisies are just some of the fresh flowers you can grow easily in your garden.

Thursday, 10 May 2018

How To Plant And Care For Summer Bedding Plants

It's Really Very Easy To Grow some Pretty Summer Containers

Bedding plants when looked after give you flower from May until November and it is for this reason they are worth a little investment.



There are three simple things we need to consider:

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

What To Plant In Summer Pots And Baskets

Here Are Some Of My Favourite Summer Bedding Plants


Summer Wouldn’t Be Summer Without Daisies
A white Marguerite always brings a smile. Argyranthemums. They range from compact doubles flowers to some lovely rich warm wine shades.

Monday, 30 April 2018

How Do You Feed Your Plants


In layman's terms its a good time to feed in the spring but with so many feeds it can be a bit confusing what to use.

How To Plan Your Perennial Border

How Do You Get Started Planting Your Borders?
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Firstly Look At Lots Of Pictures In Gardening Magazines And Books

Companion Planting

Plants That Should Be Grown Together 
Companion planting is usually something we discuss in reference to protecting our vegetables from pests and enhancing their growth. Aromatic herbs in general are very beneficial.

Here Are Some Plants That support One Another Acting As Deterrents

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