Buying cheap Christmas tree lights from an online auction site, rather from a trusted retailer such as GardenSite, might seem a good idea at the time but you will probably change your mind after reading a recent report from Which?
Since its launch, the 'Time To Live' rose has proved a great success raising funds for the Breast Cancer Now charity. Nathan James Dodd is now pleased to report that it featured in a prize winning garden at this year's Chelsea Flower Show.
Bred after GardenSite had introduced Breast Cancer Now to Nursery Fresh Flowers, the Time To Live rose was launched in 2015 with the aim of raising funds for the charity.
Since then it has proved highly popular and has now been highlighted as part of a show garden that won Silver-Gilt at the Chelsea Flower Show this year.
This is great news, as the The Sun Flower Square was sponsored by a prestigious trio - the daily newspaper from which the garden takes its name and both the Garden Centre Association and Horticultural Trades Association.
As the prize category was for inspiring front gardens with the emphasis on roses, this was a fabulous way of showcasing the lovely pink rose that blooms profusely and has great disease resistance. You can order it from your local garden centre or buy online from GardenSite.
£1 from each purchase will go to Breast Cancer Now (Patron HRH Prince of Wales).
There's no doubt that television provides gardeners with inspiration, sound advice and good ideas, that's why we're all looking forward to new programmes and the return of old favourites during 2020.
Sustainability and a growing awareness of wildlife are two of the key gardening trends identified by the Royal Horticultural Society for 2020, with gardeners in a position where they can make a substantial impact regarding environmental issues.
Gardening is such a popular activity with interest only increasing over recent years that the magazine rack in your local newsagent or supermarket is packed with publications offering inspiration and practical advice.
Although the days are short and the view from our Garden Centre is dull and overcast, David Coton suggests various jobs that can be done in the garden during the month of January.