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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

Potatoes We Have In Stock

Our Potato list

Saturday, 28 April 2018

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Sunday, 22 April 2018

Top Spring Shrubs Trees And Perennials for Colour Now


These are just some of my favourite flowers that provide spring interest.
So much is bursting into flower after the cold spell and some thing are a little late


Malus blossom (Crab Apple Tree)
A lot of the cherry trees and Amalanchia 's blossom are just opening and the Malus are not yet out, this time last year they were.

Spring Blossom Open This Week

Exochordia Blossom

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Some Of My Own Favourite Low Maintenance Planted Containers


There are so many plants that lend themselves to containers. Whilst we have some beautiful pots of annual bedding looking gorgeous its good to take time and look at some of the simple alternatives and often fairly permanent pots.


Acer Palmatum

The foliage colour of this small Japanese red acer tree positioned against a back drop of green foliage is uplifting an also very structural.

How To Make A Summer Hanging Basket

Relaxed workshops where you make up your own basket. Refreshments and an easy going atmosphere. We charge only for plants and materials used.

How To Make Up Your Summer Basket 

How To Make A Summer Hanging Basket


Here are some step by step photos of us making up a basket
 
There are different ways of potting up baskets and we don't always follow the same pattern but here is one Peter made up.
 You will need:

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