News, Plants

Healthy Garden, Body and Soul

No Comments 29 April 2016

A new study published as an online journal on the Environmental Health Perspectives website has proven that natural environments are beneficial for human physical and mental health. With growing concern for our next generation’s lifestyle, which shows a marked decline in outdoor activity, this finding will hopefully encourage healthier living through gardening and landscape design. Potentially seeing […]

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Plants

Growing with nature

No Comments 23 April 2016

We all want to control pests and weeds in our gardens but more and more of us want to do this organically. We love healthy good food free from chemicals and we worry about the plight of bees and other beneficial insects – so let’s use natural control methods. We are all part of a […]

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Upcoming RHS event

No Comments 01 April 2016

There are some great RHS events coming up in April and May. First off is the London Spring Plant Extravaganza featuring the RHS Orchid Show, held in the Lawrence Hall and Lindy Hall, London from the 1st to 2nd of April. Find out about plant growers favourites, get inspired by vast Spring planting displays and bring your purse […]

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Garden Design, General, Plants

Best Plants For Bees

No Comments 22 March 2016

Many of you will already be aware that our bees are in trouble and that garden flowers can be a really important source of food for them. But its not always easy to work out which plants are best for them. There are quite a few lists of recommended plants and the RHS has developed […]

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New Plants at Chelsea Flower Show

No Comments 17 March 2016

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show has always been the place to showcase new, rare, and beautiful plants and this year is no exception. The Brewin Dolphin Garden, designed by eminent nurserywoman Rosy Hardy, marks the launch of four new varieties of herbaceous perennials. Rosy frequently uses the classic Cirsium rivulare ‘Atropurpureum’ in her designs, but this garden […]

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Garden Design, General, News, Plants

The Pollen is coming, be prepared.

No Comments 11 March 2016

Spring has sprung and everything is waking. However, as flowers start to bloom, that ‘everything’ may include your hay fever! For those of you who like the outdoors, but suffer from pollen allergies, we want to help! As all doctors agree, prevention is better than a cure so understanding what kind of pollen you are […]

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Mother’s Day Walk and Talk

No Comments 04 March 2016

A walk in an open space allows us to open our lungs and stretch our legs, see the beauty of gardens and the natural wilderness and also has a way of opening us up. Being surrounded by fresh air and lush green has a very positive effect on the brain, it calms the mind, boosts […]

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General, News, Plants, Professionals

The Big Problem with Sudden Oak Death

No Comments 26 February 2016

Although this may seem like old news, Sudden oak death is something all gardeners should look out for. It is not just our beautiful old oak trees that suffer from this pathogen but many other smaller trees and shrubs that you are likely to have in your garden. The plant pathogen Phytophthora ramorum known as Sudden […]

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RHS London Botanic Art Show

No Comments 26 February 2016

The RHS are very busy bees and have lots of spring time shows scheduled for 2016. First off is The London Botanic Art Show from the 26th & 27th of February. Head to RHS Lindey Hall, London for an exhibition of botanical art from around the world.   Botanical illustration by Louis van Houtte,Fuchsias, 1877 You can wander […]

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An Historic Spring Time Adventure

No Comments 23 February 2016

Geoffrey & Etta Wyatt will be opening the gates of their parkland garden for all to see. The magical place can be found in the South downs National Park with views towards Cissbury Ring and the sea. This spring time garden was designed by Oliver Wyatt in 1945, a member of the Royal Horticultural Society and a snowdrop […]

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