Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Friday, 30 September 2016

Plants For Autumn Colour

Remarkably all the shades of autumn effortlessly create a harmonious sense of calm. It is vibrant without creating any clashing contrasts. The colour wheel reveals Mother Nature has evolved a technically perfect colour palette.

Thursday, 29 September 2016

Plants For Hardy Containers

We have been looking at ideas for beautiful autumnal pots to provide us with some colour and perhaps fragrance to lift our spirits through the colder months.

Saturday, 24 September 2016

Plants for Autumn Containers

Now is the season to plan and plant for next year, get your spring bulbs in and of course plant up some pretty containers to brighten up your patios from September right through to next spring when they can be replace with summer bedding if you require. Most of the plant you can use in containers now are hardy so if the container you create looks lovely you don't necessarily have to be replaced and as the plants are hardy most can be transfered to the garden borders.

Here is a little snap shot of just some of the lovely plants we have in our Autumn/Winter container tunnel available now. 

More on how to Plant #Hardy Containers for All Year Round Interest

Bring your own pots and learn how to plant them up!

These terracotta bowls made by Yorkshire Flower Pots look great planted for Autumn/Winter and Spring /Summer interest. We have used small evergreen shrubs, grasses, ferns herbs violas, perennials and bulbs. In the  Autumn/Winter when the bedding is finished we dedicate a poly tunnel to container plants, so it is easy to find an interesting mix. Many of these are small evergreens with interesting foliage because foliage can be just as attractive and colourful as flowers and more dependable

How to Plant Containers for Autumn and Winter Interest.

Sunday, 18 September 2016

How to Make #Winter Hanging Baskets.

This week we've been making up original winter baskets. We have been using sedums,evergreen ferns and grasses, small evergreen shrubs, herbs and violas. Come along and have a peruse in our tunnel dedicated to this seasons container and basket plants.

How to Make Winter Hanging Baskets

Half  line a basket with moss and place a circle of plastic on top to act a a reservoir of water.

Saturday, 17 September 2016

Monday, 5 September 2016

Rose Care with Michael Sokolowski #roses #gardeningworkshops

Rose Care with Michael Sokolowski
Saturday 15th October 2016

10.30am to 1pm

Mike who has previously worked for David Austin for 25 years will talk about the breeding of roses and how new varieties are raised, budding and all our favourite varieties. He will look at the history of rose production and how to care for David Austin, Peter Beales and all other rose cultivars. He will show you how to prune your roses and all the after care.

Sunday, 4 September 2016

Bourton Road Allotments Best kept #Allotment Competitition 2016

Bourton Road Allotments Best kept Allotment Competitition 2016 judged by Peter Richardson and Robin Stutchbury. Prize giving here at the Nurseries yesterday morning.

Friday, 2 September 2016

Grasses For Autumn

As we move into autumn we can look forward to textural grasses thothy foliage  beautiful seed heads.  Theres a grass suitable to  every situation and they don't take up much space either.
Here are a few suggestions.

Saturday, 27 August 2016

September Jobs in the Garden #gardening

As autumn draws near there are jobs to be done. Make the most of the time you can catch in the garden to plant bulbs move plants and cut back as well as harvest the fruits and vegetables.

Saturday, 6 August 2016

How to Photograph Flowers Practicle Workshop 2017 #gardenphotography

How to Photograph Flowers with Dan Evans ran on Sunday 21st August 2016. This was a well subscribed talk and will be followed up with a practicle photography workshop in summer 2017. Final date will be decided soon. Please book early as there will be limited numbers.

Flowers From The Garden for Cutting #gardening #freshflowers

Bringing Flowers Into The Home

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

Saturday, 30 July 2016

Where To Grow Late Summer Scrambling (Group 3) #Clematis

Clematis triternata
The wonderful array of clematis need not be confusing. Finding the right one for you need only be about the group you require and the colour and flower. We simplify clematis into 3 groups  though there are more and there are exceptions but understanding the 3 in layman's terms is enough to help you make your choice.

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Sunday, 17 July 2016

Flower #Painting Workshop in the #Garden

Another glorious day of tuition and relaxing under the expert guidance of Fran Hinton our suporting artist and teacher.

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Gardening History #Gardeningworkshop #gardenhistory

Gardening History With Michael Brown MA
Saturday 9th July

Michael is a garden historian and will talk about all the gardening traditions and methods and how they have come about over the years. 
Gardening methods since Roman times.

Friday, 1 July 2016

Flowers for July Looking Good

Here are a few snap shots of just some of the plants on our looking good bed this weekend.

Cream Teas 2016 Raising Money for MS

Despite the constant down pours and breif periods of sun, we raised a total of £414.
Thank you everyone who came out on Saturday 25th June 2016 for your support.

Judging Buckinham Allotments #Buckingham

June 30th Judging the Buckingham allotments with Robin Stuchbury

Thursday, 30 June 2016

Roses For Difficult Places

Roses are not solely limited to the sunny spots of the garden. That is not to say they do not prefer a reasonable level of sunlight. What important to us in our own gardens is where varieties can survive. 

Harlow Carr

The magnificent David Austin roses on the Nursery are largely varieties of shrub roses bred from old roses and modern roses (hybrid tea and floribunda types) to make English roses. Modern roses became increasingly popular at the end of the 19th century almost to the exclusion of old roses. It wonderful that they have been revived so sucessfully.

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