Gap-fillers for late borders

Now, is a precious time in the garden when you can reflect and write notes on all your trials and tribulations and enjoy remembering all of the seasonal surprises that just happened without any clever forward planning. It’s always a good idea to take photographs of your best plant associations, so that you can repeat Read More

Colour up with purple

As warmer weather arrives, there’s one particular colour that speaks of long days and warm nights: purple. It’s the colour of an English summer, and often the key colour theme of many Show gardens at the Chelsea Flower Show in May, so it is no surprise that it was Pantone’s chosen colour for 2018. An Read More

Graham’s Lenten Rose challenge

Coinciding with Lent and the build up to Easter celebrations, Graham Strong and his wife Sally have been rummaging through the masses of Lenten roses that they have planted in their garden hoping to find that they have a new, highly prized hybrid that they can dig up and divide and maybe share with friends Read More

Prime time for primulas

Spring is prime time for primulas so use them in abundance to instantly bring the garden to life. Primroses especially are ideal for brightening up dead zones such as shady spots and damp patches. The wild primros, Primula vulgaris produces delicately scented, pretty pale yellow flowers with a deep yellow eye and reliably appears from January Read More