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In the past decade, autumn bedding plants have come into their own.   While there is not the same large selection available as with summer bedding, you can still create a great decorative seasonal display. You can choose from the …
How does our September garden grow? As summer plants begin to fade, we often believe that once September arrives the colour will go from our gardens. This is far from true. There are many herbaceous plants that will grace our …
Did you know autumn is the perfect time to plant fruit trees? The earth is still warm from the summer sun and generally very moist from the damp autumnal atmosphere. Planting now gives the roots of a young tree time …
Winter Flowering Trees Autumn plants and autumn planting is upon us. Ornamental and fruit trees are ideal to plant now. Some ornamental trees are winter flowering varieties such as the Prunus Autumnalis Rosea. This has a pretty pink blossom that starts to …
At last we can tend to our Autumn Gardens ! After a long dry spell during the summer months the recent rain has finally softened the earth. This means the soil is easy to work with at the moment and …
Evening Flower How can we have a bright colourful autumn? While we love the deep hues of autumn there are still some plants that are summer like in their colour during the later autumn months. One such plant is the …
Duck Egg to Pure White Decorative Stone has come a long way since we saw its arrival in 1970’s rock gardens. Today, you could be forgiven for thinking it was a poor cousin to what is available now. It is used …
Hedges in August need our attention! Once the blooms on your evergreen flowering shrubs are over you will need to adopt proper pruning methods. That’s if you want your shrubs to look their best again next year, especially as regular pruning will …
The small shrub Santolina loves the heat. It is a western Mediterranean plant and as a native of dry rocky places it tolerates poor soil and drought. As our hot summer continues, the plants and shrubs are struggling in the …