The fantastic towering spires of Delphiniums in their intense colours are the epitome of regal summer to me. These elegant plants are so easy to grow too! Lets have a look at them and their close relatives
To bring back my writing mojo I’m going to look at a few inspiring plants and here’s the first.
Helenium speaks to me of summer days and its the perfect opportunity to add one to your garden
Its a virtual world for Chelsea for the second year running and if you, like me, are hanging out for your flower fix here’s how to access it!
Also brag alert, the header photo was a garden I helped build back in 2007!
I was given the opportunity to see the park first hand and a copy of their new book about the gardens… and its brilliant!
A visit to the park is wonderful but how do the gardens staff create this perfect environment for the flora and fauna that live there?
Find out a bit more for yourself!
Warning plants want to kill you! Part 1 – the edible killers
We often hear dire warnings of plants toxicity on the internet but how bad are they really?
Heres some fun facts on poisonous plants you can eat and survive!
A year in the life of a Sweet pea grower – Johnsons Sweet Peas
Ever wondered where your seeds come from? I did!
I was lucky enough to see how Phil Johnson a UK grower from Kent produces his so you can have beautiful Sweet Peas.
Floral fantasia at RHS Hyde Hall with Thompson and Morgan
Set in the old vegetable garden T&M have created a wonderfully colourful display of some of their bedding plants available from seed and plug plants
Heres just a few of them on show!
Woottens of Wenhaston is an independent nursery in suffolk, specialising in rare breed plants such as Auricula
Heres my visit to their open day
Some exciting flowers from Thompson & Morgan!
What will we grow at Ulting Wick this year…
A new year in Ulting Wick my thoughts on the last 6 months & the future
An exciting visit to Pops Plants nursery, home of the National collection of double Auriculas.
Behind the scenes of kew’s glasshouses
Rare tropical plants saved for the future of the world and how they do it!