Low Risk Perennials

Good housekeeping of plants/sufficient air circulation can cut the risk of disease and fungal infections but some plants are naturally resilient. Perennials with this trait can be incorporated in the open space and have an impact on neighbouring varieties. While these are not free from problems, under the right conditions very easy to keep. Phlox […]

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Easy Maintenance Shrubs

An ideal method of planting would be to incorporate those flowering, providing foliage in your garden and needing no care at all. Right? Of course, only if you like them! With careful planting, you can achieve an amass of colour throughout most of the year with little pruning and no special time to do it. […]

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Interesting Hedging.

Hedging has often been used as a method to mark a boundary. Seemingly uninteresting and purely fit for purpose. In recent times, a more unorthodox approach has been taken to offer colour, foliage interest and if encouraging wildlife at the same time even better. Crataegus (Hawthorn), often found in the countryside, is fairly common as […]

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Colder conditions

Certain plants in the coming months will require more protection. If in a container moved to a coveted position. If underground, dug up and moved for storage. Measures taken to protect from frost bitten winds and additional insulation. Dahlia’s more commonly but Lilies too should be taken up and moved into storage. It will protect […]

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Springtime colour

September/October is the ideal time to plant bulbs in preparation for Spring. Spring colour includes your Daffodils, Snowdrops and Crocuses, your Summer bulbs like Dahlias, Lillies, Red Hot Pokers and Crocosmia need planting in Spring or dividing to rejuvenate the plant. Tuberous or rhizome rooted plants (Begonia’s or Irises) too moved or divided at the […]

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