Thursday, October 18, 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

Recyclable pots in action at Hillier Nurseries

Recyclable plant pots introduced by Hillier Nurseries

More environmentally friendly pots replace black plastic containers Any attempt to cut the use of plastic in gardens is to be applauded and Hillier Nurseries...

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...

TOP POSTS AND PAGES TODAY

Westland buys out ailing Gardman Group

'Business as usual' says Westland managing director Leading gardening sundries firm Gardman Group, which had gone into administration, has been bought out by Westland Horticulture. The buy-out...

Sea buckthorn berries and recipes

Growing superfood berries at home and how to use them Sea buckthorn oils and capsules have been a staple at health food shops for a...

Top 5 thornless roses

More blooms, fewer thorns One of the things that put people off growing roses is their thorns - but here are five beauties bred by...

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