Garden Design

Prunus incisa Kojo no-mai - The Miniature Fuji Cherry

Wildlife

Call it whatever you wish, Robert Hall says that the Miniature Fuji Cherry or Prunus incisa Kojo no-mai, is a superb flowering miniature cherry tree.

Author: Robert Hall

Written by Robert Hall.
Published on Friday, 28th of August, 2015.

How Thrive's Accessible Gardening Changes Lives

Organic Gardening

The Society for Horticultural Therapy is an organisation generally known as Thrive, and David Coton recently learnt more about their projects, training and consultancy.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Thursday, 16th of June, 2016.

How To Plan A Herbaceous Border

Gardening

A herbaceous border is a collection of perennials that are closely grouped to create a dramatic, colourful and structural show. David Coton shares some ideas on how to create a perfect border which will be an eye catching spectacle that will last throughout the summer.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Thursday, 7th of April, 2016.

Lavatera Olbia Rosea - Put Some Colour In!

Herbaceous Border

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.

Author: David Hall

Written by David Hall.
Published on Friday, 29th of May, 2015.

The Most Beautiful Clematis

Climbing Plants

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.

Author: David Hall

Written by David Hall.
Published on Thursday, 28th of May, 2015.

Why Our Front Gardens Should Be Green Not Grey

Climbing Plants

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.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Tuesday, 19th of May, 2015.

Container Gardening

Herbs

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.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Monday, 11th of May, 2015.

Buy An Acer And Gain A Canopy Of Colour

Grow Your Own

The acer family has always been renowned for providing some of the great classical trees found in British Arboretums. Robert Hall discusses his suggestions for the best acers to invest in for your garden.

Author: Robert Hall

Written by Robert Hall.
Published on Friday, 17th of October, 2014.

How To Move A Shrub

Gardening

It's inevitable that some shrubs, for whatever reason, will need to be relocated in your garden. And there is no better time to do this than in the autumn. Here, Martyn Loach describes the best way to successfully move a shrub.

Author: Martyn Loach

Written by Martyn Loach.
Published on Friday, 10th of October, 2014.

How To Create A Green Shed Roof

Gardening

Mineral roofing felt on sheds and garages only has a limited lifetime, usually fairly short before it becomes ragged and torn. One way favoured by Martyn Loach to increase its lifespan, and at the same time create a surface with totally 'right on' environmental credentials, is to install a green roof.

Author: Martyn Loach

Written by Martyn Loach.
Published on Sunday, 25th of August, 2013.

Grange Flower Circles featured on 'Love Your Garden'

Garden Design

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.

Author: Martyn Loach

Written by Martyn Loach.
Published on Wednesday, 14th of August, 2013.

Planting Ideas for a Dry Garden

Alan Titchmarsh

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.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Thursday, 21st of February, 2013.

Why Bamboo Is Brilliant

Climbing Plants

David Hall recently had the pleasure of visiting Thailand an exciting, dynamic country full of contrast and colour. Being botanically minded he was particularly struck by the diversity of the beautiful Bamboo plants.

Author: David Hall

Written by David Hall.
Published on Thursday, 27th of August, 2015.