Snowdrop Bulbs Sowing Season is Fast Approaching

Snowdrop Bulbs Sowing Season is Fast Approaching
Back to School adverts on the radio, corn being cut in the field and the end of summer has begun. But with that brings the next stage in the gardeners next. The quiet after the storm – Autumn. Autumn is a wonderful time in the garden. The warm weather can stretch right up until the ...

Second Year of a Wildflowers Meadow

Second Year of a Wildflowers Meadow
Wildflower meadows are a popular way to get lots of colour into your garden. This is not the only benefit as the array of colours, flowers, foliage and fragrances attract a host of insects into your garden. Starting a wildflower meadow involves a number of steps that really need to be followed through to ensure ...

Designing with Summer Flowers

Designing with Summer Flowers
The highlight of any summer is the colourful display of blooms that fill gardens around the land. Summer time is the peak of the flowering season and is the one time that the entire garden is putting on its best display. Working with summer flowers can be both a joy and a chore as sometimes ...

Planting Spring Flower Bulbs Late

Planting Spring Flower Bulbs Late
Spring flowering bulbs such as daffodils, snowdrops, tulips, bluebells and crocus are best when bought and sowed during autumn. The earliest you can buy these spring bulbs is generally the end of September and these early bought bulbs are the best you can get as they are fresh, firm and free from disease and mould. ...

Plant Profile – Echinacea Purpurea

Plant Profile - Echinacea Purpurea
Echinacea Purpurea Aka Cone Flower, Purple Cone Flower SEE IMAGES OF ECHINACEA: Echinacea Shape & Size Final Height: 100 m- 150cm Final Spread: 30cm – 50cm Growth Rate: Moderate / fast Can Reach final size within 3 years  – When planted from Echinacea Roots Type: Herbaceous Perennial – No woody stem, dies down in Winter, ...

Plant Profile – Agapanthus Umbellatum

Plant Profile - Agapanthus Umbellatum
Agapanthus Umbellatum SEE IMAGES OF AGAPANTHUS: Agapantus  Shape & Size Final Height:  90 m- 120cm Final Spread:  60cm Growth Rate:  Moderate / fast Type:  Herbaceous Perennial – No woody stem, dies down in Winter, comes back every year Habit: Tall, spiked flowers appear from a clump of sword like foliage Agapanthus Features Foliage: Deciduous & ...

Storing Seeds at the End of the Season

Storing Seeds at the End of the Season
Frugal is the way forward and us gardeners always love a bargain and getting something for nothing. Whether you are grow vegetables to swap with your neighbour our barter with friends and family, there is always a way to get rid of some unwanted and excess garden plants, vegetables and seeds in return for something. ...

Spring Flowering Daffodil Bulbs Planting Companions

Spring Flowering Daffodil Bulbs Planting Companions
When it comes to planting your spring bulbs one of the first questions is ‘what bulbs and other plants should and can we plant together’? Below is a list of the most common spring bulbs and what plants look great next to them Narcissus ‘Tete a Tete’: these dwarf daffodil bulbs have miniature yellow trumpets ...

Wild about flowers

Wild about flowers
Whether you have a strip of grass a large lawn or an entire garden to spare, then you should consider sowing a wild flower meadow. Every garden, big or small would really benefit from having a section of garden reserved for growing these rewarding flowers Wildflowers are extremely beneficial to gardens, gardeners and the environment. ...

Sowing a Wildflower Meadow

Sowing a Wildflower Meadow
If you are considering growing a wildflower meadow, there are a number of steps that you should take if you want to get it right. The key to a successful wildflower meadow is good ground preparation. To do this you will first need dry weather, dry weather and more dry weather. The first step in ...
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