Guides & Tips

Snowdrops

Snowdrops

There is a huge variety of the ever popular snowdrop – Galanthus genus. For many, they are a favourite first flower in the garden but can stretch over a longer season than you might imagine. Galanthus reginae-olgae are the first to make an appearance in November...

January’s Plant of the Month

January’s Plant of the Month

Correa reflexa var. nummularifolia To my mind this is the best Correa. It’s hardy to about -13C (others are only hardy to about -6C) and it’s compact and shapely (others are leggy and gawky). They all bloom overwinter starting in mid autumn or earlier. I prefer selfs...

January Jobs

January Jobs

Plan the garden for the year ahead Now is the perfect opportunity to check for gaps in the borders. Evergreens provide structure all year round and give winter interest. Consider leaf- shape and shine and those plants with berries such as Danae racemosa and Viburnum...

Plants for bees

Plants for bees

There are around 25,000 species of bees worldwide – but only 270 species found in Britain. All bees are vitally important due to their intimate relationship with flowering plants.

Unusual winter weather

Unusual winter weather

In this ever changing climate and with the perils of global warming upon us; it is important to remember how unpredictable weather can affect the garden.

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