Wednesday, October 17, 2018

PLACES TO VISIT, HORTICULTURAL SHOWS, COOL GARDENS

Cool Gardens: Strawberry Fields, Central Park, NYC

What better way to celebrate John Lennon's birthday? I was flicking through some of last year's holiday photos to the States (don't get excited, I'm...

FEATURED PLANTS AND FLOWER SEEDS

Plants for your pets. Picture; www.thejoyofplants.co.uk

Pet-friendly houseplants

Clematis Blue Musk. Picture; Thorncroft Clematis

New clematis for 2019

Replanted long border with Heuchera Forever Red, Lime Marmalade and Zipper surrounded by Sorbaria, hydrangea Magical Revolution Blue and Kniphofia

Best Heuchera for ground cover

Rose Amelie Nothomb. Picture; Woolmans

7 top scented roses

GARDENING NEWS, PRODUCTS, REVIEWS

ENVIRONMENT, HEALTH, COMMENT

World Mental Health Day, October 10

Why we need to teach young people the benefits of gardening It's no secret that I've had problems with depression and anxiety and that I'm...
The Breast Cancer Now tool set. Picture; Town & Country

Wear It Pink Day in the garden for breast cancer research

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month Support Breast Cancer Now's Wear It Pink Day on Friday, October 19 by wearing your best pink gear in the...

TOP POSTS AND PAGES TODAY

Lawn care: coping with seasonal and climate change

Expert David Hedges-Gower shares his grass survival tips After last week's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on climate change, it's vital that we know how...

Amaryllis disease: red blotch

Red streaks and patches are bad news for bulbs - caused by fungus “What pretty leaf variegation!” This was my first thought when my five...

World record-breaking pumpkin

Paton brothers grow pumpkin with the biggest circumference It wouldn't be nearing Halloween with the Paton brothers making what is now an annual appearance on...

FRUIT AND VEGETABLES

Best pumpkins to grow for Halloween lantern carving

Grow next year's lanterns - why not try white or warty pumpkins? I’m not a huge fan of US-style pumpkins which have killed off our...

New tomato and beetroot seeds 2019

Thompson & Morgan’s new duo ‘Brightly coloured food is good for you,’ my gran always maintained and medical evidence has proved her right. Here are two...

GARDENING JOBS FOR THE WEEK, MY GARDEN (LEARN FROM MY MISTAKES)

RECIPES AND DEALING WITH GLUTS