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Deadheading, harvesting & maintenance of the garden in August

Published: 15th August, 2018
Deadheading & garden maintenance in August

August is the month of the year when our gardens probably get the most use. The schools are out for summer and the children spend time outside playing, the weather is warm and it’s the height of BBQ season. With so much going on outdoors we all want our gardens to look their best and that…

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All Year Round Beauty with Heuchera

Published: 1st August, 2018

Heuchera, also commonly known as Coral bells, are highly adaptable, easy to care for perennials that can bring colour to any area of the garden.  They come in all shapes and sizes and literally hundreds of stunning colours including bronzes, golds, oranges, yellows and limes, reds, purples and blacks to classic greens. Many feature beautiful…

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Handling the Heatwave – Garden Watering

Published: 18th July, 2018
automatic watering system

Cor what a scorcher of a summer! And the current heatwave seems to be showing no signs of abating. Though many of us here in the UK are loving the unusual weather, our garden plants are not so keen. The challenge for us gardeners is to keep plants alive and healthy as the temperatures continue to soar…

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Plant Crocosmia for a burst of sunset colour

Published: 4th July, 2018

Crocosmia is a clump forming perennial with very attractive, limey green, sword-like leaves with lengthwise ribs or pleats and flowers the colour of sunsets from the palest of yellows, through all shades of orange and apricot to the deepest of tomato reds. Flower shapes also vary from long arching stems of small tubular flowers to…

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Grow Stunning Roses

Published: 20th June, 2018
growing roses

Roses are always a beautiful addition to any garden and with their classic, exquisite blooms and knock-out fragrance they can rightfully claim their position as Britain’s favourite flower. Yet many gardeners are intimidated of roses, believing they require specialist knowledge. They do need a little bit of care to grow successfully, but just a few easy…

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Growing Glamorous Agapanthus

Published: 6th June, 2018

Agapanthus, or African Lilies, are beautiful flowering perennials of South African origin. If you’ve ever been to the Mediterranean you’ll probably have noticed them growing prolifically in the wild in ditches, in rocky crevices, at the side of houses – wherever they can get a footing. Agapanthus have become very popular in recent years and…

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Planting summer baskets

Published: 23rd May, 2018
Hanging baskets - Henry Street

The addition of magical hanging baskets can add drama and impact to your garden, patio or front door, brighten up a sunny wall, or with the right choice of plants, even add colour to tricky shady areas. And it’s so easy … hanging baskets can be created in under an hour, if you put a little…

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Amazing Alstroemeria

Published: 9th May, 2018

Alstroemeria, more commonly known as the Peruvian Lily, is a beautiful plant originating from South America and is particularly successful in the Andes and other mountainous areas. They come in a huge array of eye-catching colours of purple, red, orange, yellow and white on long elegant stems, some as long as 70cm, and are beautiful…

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Spring Protection – dealing with late spring frosts

Published: 25th April, 2018
Frost protection - growhouses

Although we have just experienced one of the warmest April weeks that many of us can remember, it’s still not too late for gardeners to be caught out with a surprise spell of late spring frosts. This could spell disaster for all those summertime plants that you may have already put outside. A late frost…

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Digitalis – the beautiful Foxglove. A British classic.

Published: 11th April, 2018
Digitalis - foxgloves

Digitalis is the scientific name for one of Britain’s best known flowering plants – the group of perennials, shrubs, and biennials commonly called foxgloves. Typically found in English country cottage style gardens, they also grow quite extensively in the wild and can frequently be found throughout open glades in UK woodlands. Digitalis make a real statement in the garden and…

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