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.
Looking to buy a timber planter but not sure what to purchase? David Coton provides some helpful advice on the many different designs that are available and how they can transform your patio and garden.
The Society for Horticultural Therapy is an organisation generally known as Thrive, and David Coton recently learnt more about their projects, training and consultancy.
A herbaceous border is a collection of perennials that are closely grouped to create a dramatic, colourful and structural show. Nathan James Dodd shares some ideas on how to create a perfect border which will be an eye catching spectacle that will last throughout the summer.
With Christmas and the New Year celebrations over with, it’s time to think about gardening trends for 2016, here’s what Nathan James Dodd foresees in the coming months.
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.
Hanging Baskets have just arrived in our garden centre, take them home and hang in a sunny position and they will make a wonderful display all summer. Nathan James Dodd thinks they're fabulous and explains why.
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 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.
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.
If you thought the Duke of Devonshire's garden was somewhat difficult to replicate, you'd probably be correct. However, modestly sized and priced water features are extremely popular and Dan Everton finds out why.
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.
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.
More than half of the medicines we use today are derived from plants and Nathan James Dodd recently visited the famous Chelsea Physic Garden in London to gain inspiration for his own medicinal garden.
Any soil with a pH below 7.0 can be defined as acid and although the number of hardy perennials that prefer this type of soil is limited, David Hall knows that you can choose from a large selection of some of our most attractive shrubs.
Our five senses are all integral to the amount of enjoyment we get from gardens. But what if one or more of our senses are impaired? Nathan James Dodd thinks we can construct a garden that is enjoyable for everyone, whatever their impairment.
Britain's place in the world was key to Victorian garden design. With an Empire on which the sun never set, it was natural that plants would be gathered from the furthest pink shaded corners of the globe. They would then be transported back to, and this is important, not only grand gardens but the modest plots of the burgeoning middle classes.
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.