Hardy Hibiscus for the UK garden!

The hardy hibiscus really is a reliable shrub for growing in the UK. It will be a talking point for…

5 years ago

Succulents – Getting the most out of a dry garden

Growing succulents in your garden can be extremely rewarding. Easy to grow, propagate and these plants will thrive in places…

6 years ago

Deadheading flowers – More buds, more blooms

Advice on deadheading (the removal of spent flowers) for most annual and perennial plants. Encourage more flower production.

6 years ago

Osteospermum – Hardy coastal garden favourite

Capture that holiday feeling by growing Osteospermum in your garden this year. Now there is a UK-hardy collection to try…

6 years ago

Heavily scented flowers & plants

Get right up the noses of your neighbours this year with this very large list of scented garden flowers. A…

6 years ago

Scented evergreen climbers

Recently, I needed to cover a trellis to the front of my property. Wanting privacy and increase appeal, I wrote…

6 years ago

Hardy Cyclamen varieties for winter colour

If you are looking for something unusual, easy to grow, hardy and will guarantee colour during the winter months, then…

6 years ago

Storing Gladioli over winter

A simple method for storing your gladioli corms of the winter months.

7 years ago

When to prune Weigela

Beautiful garden shrubs: Weigela. Variegated foliage and masses of foxglove flowers in shades from red to white.

7 years ago

The importance of good quality cheap topsoil

Grow plants and vegetation in your garden? Remember that good topsoil means good growing. For plants to thrive - topsoil…

7 years ago

Potato Blight: Organic control methods

Organic methods for avoiding the dreaded potato blight which will turn your potatoes into a black mush unless quick treatment.

7 years ago

Mildew resistant Courgettes varieties

Courgette can take a real hammering from powdery mildew. Here are a few resistant varieties and methods for minimising infection.

7 years ago