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Saturday, 27 May 2023

Open All Late May Bank Holiday


The Garden Tipi Cafe, plant nurseries 
and Home and Garden Country Shop

Wednesday, 10 May 2023

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:

May Gardener’s Calendar

Here are a few suggestions of what you can be getting on with in the garden this month.

Saturday, 29 April 2023

Open All Bank Holiday

 We are open all bank holiday including Monday. Normal opening times 9am to 5pm.

Wednesday, 26 April 2023

Colour Ideas For Summer Pots, Containers and Hanging Baskets.

Take A Look At Some Of The Summer Bedding Colour Combinations 

Pinks, blues and silver tones are one of the most popular colour choices

Plant Thugs Make Useful Ground Cover


We all have problem areas in our garden. Rather than grow weeds we do sometimes need a few strong plants to cover the ground and beat the weeds. These are some of my recommended thugs that can do the job!

Supporting The Bees In Spring

Here are a few ideas of what we can plant to keep our gardens interesting in early spring and support our beautiful bumble bees.

Perfect Pink Perennials for Summer Gardens


Some of the perfect pinks in the displays up our walkway are:
Lychinis flos cuculli ‘Petite Jenny’ the wild looking Ragged Robin, Abelia floribunda,Veronica spicata ‘Moody Blue Pink’, persicaria and nepeta

How To Plan Your Perennial Border

How Do You Get Started Planting Your Borders? 
Firstly look at Lots of pictures in gardening magazines and books and make a mood board. Decide what you like!

Sunday, 9 April 2023

Home produce: Grow Your Own A Quick Guide

Top Perennial Plants for Early Colour This Spring

Lamprocapnos Spectablis, Dicentra Spectablis or good old Bleeding Heart. What ever you now call this perennial it is just lovely.

Vinca, Primula elata, pulsatila, pulminaria, geraniums, bergena, bruneria, polemoniumn, (Solmon's Seal) Polygonatum and tiarella are just some of the gorgeous perennials performing at the moment.

Exochordia Is A beautiful Spring Flowering Shrub

Exochordia  xmacrantha, one of my all-time spring favourites it is soon to be absolutely flush with flowers. Otherwise known as the pearl bush.

A Gorgeous Fragrant Spring Flowering Evergreen Shrub Viburnum Burkwoodii

Another gorgeous viburnum with evergreen foliage, fragrant spring blossom and great autumn colour. This is Burkwoodii

Spring Favourites Spirea x arguta

One of the big spring favourites Spirea x arguta out in early spring. A feathery tall shrub with a cascade of bridal like white flowers. It's a tough shrub. I seam to be able to grow it everywhere. I think you could make a hedge of it as I like the soft foliage but it is deciduous.

Wednesday, 1 March 2023

Late Winter Almost Spring Gardens

Spring Is On Its Way Despite the cold we have felt the it's first breath and a lot of us are back in the Garden preparing for the forthcoming year. 

March Gardener’s Calendar

March is the month the garden really wakes up. The spring primroses are gorgeous, lots of bulbs are coming through there is some early blossom on the tree. Daphne odora will bless us with its fragrance, magnolias will look their best, camellias are out now. Many alpines are out in flower and they look so pretty. It's a great month. Everything is fresh.

Saturday, 28 January 2023

Winter Honeysuckle Shrub


Lonicera (Honeysuckle) flowering in winter. This is a shrub with woody stems not a climber. On the nursery we have 'fragrantissima' and 'standishii' both equally pretty and rather similar although the latter may be comfortably kept slightly bigger.

Snowdrops and Aconites

Aconites and snowdrops out nice and early. A reminder that gardens never stop and always have something to brighten our day. These can be planted in the green ( which is grown on in pots) and some say they do better.

Friday, 27 January 2023

February Gardener's Calendar

Spring is coming. Snowdrops are just in flower. Daffodils are opening soon and the hellebores look stunning. It is time to get back out in the garden.

Thursday, 26 January 2023

Cornus ( or Dog Wood) Simple Stunning Winter Stems

Beautiful winter stems. No flowers required for colour here. These are cornus (or Dog Wood) interesting name as it was Dagger Wood as daggers were made from it and somewhere along the way it became mispronounced.