Tag Encourage Wildlife

When to prune Weigela

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

Looking after your Passion Flower

A quick guide to growing, pruning and feeding Passiflora caerulea. An introduction to other varieties of the Passion Flower

Hedge & hedging plants – information for allotments

Hedges, Fences and walls can all serve similar purposes – marking and maintaining boundaries, keeping children or pets contained or to provide a greater sense of privacy. It is fair to say we are a little biased! But here are some good reasons for choosing a hedge.Hedges have greater ‘kerbside appeal’ offering beauty and interest in all seasons while softening the lines of buildings making houses look more in keeping with their gardens.

Wild edible weeds

We all love to hate the myriad of wild weeds that grow on our allotment plots and in our gardens, stealing valuable nutrients and crowding and smothering our prize vegetables. But did you know that many of these little invaders can in fact be used to line our precious stomachs?

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