What To Do In The Garden In May
With spring encouraging everyone out into the garden and the threat of frost disappearing during May, David Coton is in no doubt that May is going to be one of the busiest months of the year.
Mother's Day Gardening Gift Ideas
Mother’s Day, or more correctly Mothering Sunday, is when we celebrate mothers and often give them flowers or gifts. Here is David Coton's suggestions on what to give your mum on her special day.
How To Grow Conservatory Plants
If you're fortunate enough to have a conservatory, plants from all over the world can be invited into your home. As David Hall explains, succulents, citrus fruits and plants with outstanding foliage can all can be grown successfully in the warm, bright conditions.
Horticultural Facts and Figures
With all the numbers from yesterday's budget in mind, David Coton has been looking through some statistics in relation to the horticultural industry.
Plants That Are Poisonous For Pets
Enthusiastic gardeners who are also pet owners may be surprised to learn that many of the plants they grow are toxic to cats and dogs. David Hall has been reading a recent report detailing the dangers.
Lavatera Olbia Rosea - Put Some Colour In!
Container grown shrubs can be planted throughout most of the year. The choice is huge and, for David Hall, the Lavatera is a particular favourite.
The Most Beautiful Clematis
The beauty of one particular Clematis has enchanted David Hall for many years, Clematis sieboldii or “Florida Bi-Colour” is his queen of the climbers and here he explains why it captivated him.
Roses - Britain's Favourite Plant
Roses are regularly voted the nation's favourite plant. With such a fantastic variety of colour, scent, size and habit, it's no wonder that there's a rose to suit every garden. Robert Hall explains their enduring appeal and how to ensure a summer long display.
Why Our Front Gardens Should Be Green Not Grey
Suburban gardens, once the well kept privet edged pride and joy of the majority of householders, are rapidly becoming paved over according to a recent report from the Royal Horticultural Society that Nathan James Dodd has been reading.
A Guide To Common Plant Diseases
It’s always disappointing when your carefully tended plants fall victim to a mystery ailment. But, as David Hall discovers, this needn’t result in its demise. First identify the complaint, then treat the plant to eliminate the cause, and hopefully the plant will return to healthy growth. Here is David's list of the commonest diseases and how they can be eradicated.
Orchid Plant Care Tips
Orchids in pots, especially the ‘Moth Orchid’ or Phalaenopsis, are widely available and popular gifts. Placed on a window sill, they bloom for long periods when pruned, watered and fed correctly. In this article David Coton share some important orchid plant care tips.