I am never happier than when outside. Maybe it comes from my upbringing and being around horses all the time that meant I spent a considerable amount of time outdoors. I am fortunate enough to live in a place with lots of space, fields, barns, stables, garden and a good sized patio. If I’m honest […]
This article offers a quick and helpful guide on selecting the proper plants for enhancing your garden pond.
The main thing on my mind lately has been climate change. It’s hard to stay positive when everything in the news makes it seem like the odds are against us. However, more people are waking up and realizing this is an urgent issue we need to tackle now. When it comes down to it, the […]
With some rare plants it’s best to buy them when you can. One such is Acacia leprosa “Scarlet Blaze”, the red wattle, writes gardening columnist CEDRIC BRYANT.
Det er stor våraktivitet i Surnadal Hagelag, og no er tida komen for den tradisjonelle planteloppemarknaden på Åsen bygdemuseum. Det skjer laurdag 25. mai frå kl. 13 og utover, og hagelaget lokkar med sal av kaffe og kaker – og håper sjølvsagt på god oppmøte og fin vêr. Seinare på våren – nærare bestemt søndag 16. juni inviterer Surnadal hagelag til Skatval
5th May 2016First garden blog of the year and I am counting my blessings on such a lovely day. How lucky am I, first of all to have a beautiful drive through County Down’s answer to the Dark Hedges, and then to arrive in my “office” at Mount Stewart, surrounded by spring colour of rhododendrons, […]
Botanical Garden This garden was arranged go into 1847 by the Marquis of Tweedale, then the Governor of Madras Associate in Nursingd is meet twenty two hectares areas ascending the slopes on Capitol Hill at AN elevation of a try of400 – two,500 mts, The lovely garden of Ooty’s most frequented tourit spots. A arboretum or botanical garden could be a garden dedicated to the gathering, […]
This a wonderful wildlife friendly garden which opens for the NGS and is owned and gardened by fellow Hardy Plant Society Shropshire Group members Annie and Gary Frost. The garden is a short distance from home so we soon arrived after a short journey and enjoyed the walk through the village of Hyssington and up […]
In our last blog we covered the hard landscaping of the pond. This blog will cover the completion of the pond and marginal landscaping. Once we picked up the pond liner and other bits and pieces our next task was to empty the remaining water from the bottom of the pond. There was a reason […]
13 May. My wife and I have just spent two nights at the venue, making final arrangements with our hosts. It is my first visit to Romania and I am very impressed. It was a long drive from Bucharest, but well worth it. There are gentians and orchids outside my door, a redwing nesting in […]
I lay awake on Wednesday evening listening to two hedgehogs mating just outside. Yes, I’m happy to have hedgehogs and very glad they are breeding. I wish I knew where she was going to have her babies so I could keep well clear. They were at it for at least 45 minutes. Shameless. One. Primula […]
Hello world! My trip to Brooklyn was brief last weekend, but we did manage to escape for the one moment the sun was shining and head to the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens. One of my favorite places on earth. The Tree Peonies were in bloom and just incredible, as were the Spanish Bluebells. I also managed […]
An Annual General Meeting of the Irish Garden Plant Society was held at Kennedy Park many years ago. Such meetings, at the time, were inclined to be efficiently dispatched and the members moved speedily along to enjoy a weekend of good company, garden visits, the AGM dinner, drinks, chat and good fun; all in all, […]
The Chelsea Flower Show is scheduled next week from Tuesday to Saturday. One way to prepare was to go to his prequel, the Malvern RHS Show in its enchanting setting of late vegetation next to the famous hills. Another is to be with reality and work in your own garden. My visit was to the […]