An Enjoyable Day at Chelsea Flower Show! Last year Adrian went off to the Chelsea Flower Show and left me behind – this year it was the reverse, I went off and left Adrian behind. My friend Liz and myself both being keen gardeners were very excited about the day ahead of us until we were travelling through London in a coach with the weather looking anything but friendly. Thunder above us, …Read More
Our tulip mania continues – Adrian and I have been so in awe of our tulips this year that we feel we must do a follow up on our last tulip blog and share some photos with you. The colours, shapes and sizes have all been utterly outstanding, you just want them to keep on flowering. It’s almost difficult to decide whether some of them are peonies or they really …Read More
Spring is now well in its stride and the fun kids have started to arrive at the garden party. Not the early, hardy stalwarts like cabbages and swedes; this exotic, heat-loving bunch (sweetcorn, French and runner beans, courgettes and pumpkins) live fast and die young. They’re quick-growing, subtropical veg that go bananas in the extra daylength of a northern summer. Remember, just like the cool kids, don’t ever make them …Read More
We’ve got Tulip mania – Adrian and I love them and really wished we had planted more last autumn. We are spoilt for choice with just so many varieties in such a wide range of colours and shapes – all of which are a must for any style of garden. Even the leaves of some varieties are very eye-catching with contrasting stripes. And what we like about tulips is that …Read More
Daffodils/Narcissi are one of the most popular spring flowering bulbs. My daffodils and narcissi this spring have been amazing – blankets of colour! I love them, they are always cheerful looking and brighten up any part of the garden and they are also great for tubs on the patio. The advantage of these lovely flowers is that they naturalise and reappear the following spring.
Today was such a beautiful day so …Read More
When we think of giving a gift to a friend our first thoughts are ‘what can I buy’. I am sure many of your friends love natural and unusual gifts. Maybe just a simple gift like a bunch of flowers from your own garden. A cutting garden is always such fun to make up a personal bouquet for a friend.
The following are lovely ideas for friendship gifts and also great …Read More
Basil is the common name for the herb Ocimum basilicum and one of the most widely-used herbs in the world, from pesto to pasta sauces, basil runs the kitchen. It is usually used at the last moment of cooking, as cooking it quickly destroys its flavour. Being a common household herb we thought we would share three delicious recipes with you, a luxurious starter, main course and a dessert using fresh …Read More
Adrian and I were quite intrigued with these when we were introduced to them. For those of you who may not have heard of Fuseables® they are a unique method for combining plants the easy way. The latest innovation in the field of technology. They are a kind of coated seed pellet composed of several seeds which have undergone a special treatment, plus the addition of fertiliser.
Very easy to use …Read More
It is still far from being a summer, but it’s always good to think ahead. And with the new range in our web shop we get are already looking forward to it! Have you looked around your garden and started planning for your 2104 summer garden? Are there any changes you want to make? Perhaps you can use some inspiration. Especially for you we have our top 5 summer bulb …Read More
It’s come round to that time of the year for a Christmas tree! Do you already have one? If you have a real tree then of course that is extra special – but what is the best way to care for it? Read on and we will tell you how to keep it looking healthy through the festive period.
Let your tree acclimatise
During the Christmas period it can freeze, and especially …Read More