Sally on allotments
11 April, 2014
I used to be a bit sceptical about all this new-fangled fashion for eating flowers. All a bit Guardianista, I thought. Looks nice and all that, but what about the flavour? Well. Then I ate a rosemary flower. And found out about the flavour, and why people who eat flowers tend to eat rather a [...]
James on plants
Always look a gift horse...
16 April, 2014
The web of worldly deception does not leave our gardens untouched. One would assume that everything in the garden is all light and lovely and full of the joys of spring. All around us buds are breaking, sprouts are sprouting, the little birdies are tweeting and the lower mammals are shagging their little hearts out. [...]
Laetitia on being creative
Lilies in pots; for mothers day and beyond
14 March, 2014
Lily bulbs: Photogenic no? Burgeoning signs of Spring have me in a fit of the raptures, wanting to plant stuff, do stuff, mess around in the undergrowth. This year I am making up for a grave, inexplicable error that I made in 2013, which was to forget to plant any lilies. An embarrassment of lilies [...]
Mark on Chelsea
Preparing for the Chelsea Flower Show
03 April, 2014
A spring and summer combination with stacks of colour.
Find out what's adding colour in the garden now.
To plant or not to plant - when is the question!
We've put together this section of the website to help answer as many of your questions about common pests, diseases and weeds as possible.
Our in-house plant doctor and garden designer picks her top plants for April.
Many shrubs, trees and climbers are showing signs of growth and so it is an ideal time to check them over for winter damage.
Choosing the right plant
Steep banks are one of the trickiest spots in the garden. Find out what plants will thrive on slopes.
Introduce clean lines and structural forms to bring a sense of order to the garden.
What kind of gardener are you?
The first thing we need to do is to decide what type of gardener you are and the style of garden you are trying to create. In this way we can help you focus on the kinds of things you are really interested in and suggest suitable plants and ideas for your situation.