At this time of the year you'll find a fabulous selection of summer bedding at our Garden Centre in Birmingham. David Coton will be planting the bedding in containers this month to achieve a wonderful display of colour and here are some other jobs to do in the garden in June.
With evenings becoming warmer, you will be spending more time in the garden and Robert Hall enjoys relaxing outdoors in an arbour at this time of the year surrounded by night scented plants.
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 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.
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.
If you have a small garden, courtyard, or no garden at all, container growing might be the perfect way to fill your outside space with some of your favourite plants. David Coton considers timber and stone containers and how best to use them.
The current series of 'Love Your Garden' came to an end last night. It once again featured an array of ideas, and used Grange Flower Circles to great effect.
The age of empire, social change and industrial advances were key to Victorian garden design. Plants and seeds arrived from all over the globe, gardening became a middle class activity and structures made from wrought iron and cast stone enhanced even the most modest property.
Even though we've just emerged from the wettest year in the hundred years, the unpredictability of British weather means that we're probably in for a drought this time around. The good news is that, if you follow Nathan James Dodd's advice, your plot doesn't have to resemble Death Valley in a John Wayne western.
However many books you read or TV programmes you watch, nothing is better to gain inspiration than a visit to a garden open to the public. Here are some of Nathan James Dodd's favourites, where you can see, smell and perhaps buy the plant that you've only seen in a magazine.