Choosing a greenhouse

For gardeners, buying a greenhouse opens up all sort of exciting new opportunities: propagating your own plants; growing vegetables or even exotic, tropical plants. However, budget and space usually means compromises, so it’s worth deciding what’s most important and doing some research in order to make the right choice. So, before you rush out and … Read more


Camassia – secret star of the spring garden?

When we think of spring bulbs, we think daffodils, tulips, crocuses … maybe snowdrops or anemones. Camassias are less well known – you might not find them at your local garden centre. I was inspired to try out Camassias when I watched Stella Exley on the BBC’s Chelsea Flower Show. Stella is a Camassia superfan, multi-Chelsea-medal-winner … Read more

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How to prune roses in 3 easy steps

Pruning roses can feel a bit scary. No wonder, as there seems to be a bewildering number of rules and regulations – so it’s no wonder many people just give up and leave their roses alone. Do you really need to prune your roses? Well, strictly speaking, no. But then you don’t have to prune anything … Read more

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