Floral firework

Spring-bloomers aren’t the only bulbs to plant in autumn. You can enjoy instant colour and extend the season with Jersey lilies or nerines, which are available from garden centres until the end of October. These floral fireworks are a welcome flash of colour as the temperature drops and the days get shorter. For maximum impact Read More

Take a break…

For a weekend of healthy, outdoor activities Jersey is the place to go. With lungs filled with the clean fresh air and spirits lifted, visitors are guaranteed to go home with a renewed mojo and feeling inspired, relaxed and refreshed. Jersey lies 100 miles south of the UK and is only 14 miles west of Read More

Jungle interior

One of the most difficult parts of winter is the lack of colour in the garden as well as low temperatures outside that make you feel more inclined to stay indoors. Give it some thought though and you’ll find that houseplants can save the day. There’s no such thing as too many plants and it’s Read More

New season, new look

Now that there’s a definite chill to the air and a softer, golden quality to the morning light, you’ll find that there’s plenty of bright pink and purple blooms and berries to enjoy before you settle into the mellow yellow shades of autumn. Whilst ornamental grasses are great season stretchers and many, such as Miscanthus, produce Read More

Houseplants with pizazz

Turning your home into an indoor garden means that you can enjoy the benefits of being surrounded by plants whatever the weather and at any time of year. So, if you have a quiet sitting room that during the day is bathed in natural light, fill it with lush leaves and you’ll instantly create a Read More

The greenhouse effect

A fully productive greenhouse is similar to having a family pet – it will need a bit of your attention every day! Despite the hard work, once you’ve reaped the rewards of tasting your own chili peppers, peaches or tomatoes and raised your own garden plants for a fraction of the price charged at the Read More

Take the high road

Scotland is one of my favourite places in the world. It has a bounty of beautiful gardens and many that are of great historical, conservation and botanical importance. Whilst you can visit any time of year, Springtime is an exciting time to visit Scotland so if you have time this year, venture far and wide, Read More

Everlasting love – Valentine

Grow everlasting love this Valentine by giving your loved one seeds or plants of cut and come again blooms for the garden. Buy your loved on a new border this Valentines Day. Heart-shaped borders will be a constat reminder of your undying love. Alternatively you could share the joy of growing by giving a collection Read More

Garden style for 2019

Spring is an exciting time of year, when we have another chance to create, improve or repair our gardens for the coming seasons. If the hot dry weather last summer left your borders running out of steam, you’ll no doubt need to give them a boost now and put some heart back into the soil.  Read More

Plants that bite back

Have you found that some garden plants are irritating? Take plants in the carrot family for example, like parsnips and Queen Anne’s Lace or Daucus carota, which is also known as Wild Carrot, it smells like carrot and is hairy and when its sap comes into contact with skin in sunlight it causes a blistering Read More