Features

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Plant of the Month

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May – Wisteria

At this time of year you do not have to look far to see walls and pergolas festooned with racemes of beautiful, fragment flowers thanks to wonderful wisteria. These deciduous, twining climbers flower in the spring, with occasional summer flowers, spectacularly showing off their beautifully scented flowers in shades of white, blue, purple and pink. …

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Things to Do

weeding

Go easy on the weeding!

If you’re anything like me, you can often be a little overzealous on the weeding front.  Years of gardening has taught me that the slightly larger weeds are easier to remove – this eases my conscience a bit, of course.  But be observant!  Often those ‘weeds’ are actually self-sown seedlings of surrounding plants that you …

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Interesting Facts

nettles

Nettles – Urtica dioica

As I think, we can all testify, nettles grow all over the UK.  They prefer damp soil but will take up residence anywhere and they have a particularly nasty sting, especially at this time of year when the sap is rising. But they do have their uses: During the First World War, nettle fibres were …

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Design Tips

trees

Some thoughts on trees . . .

Trees in a garden are vital.  They straddle the divide between the hard landscaping and the planting.  Additionally, they play a pivotal role in the architecture and design of a garden.  They are living forms which change and grow with the seasons.  Far too many people resist planting trees as they will not see them in …

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