Garden Thoughts

  • Ten Treasures For Garden Colour This Summer

    The Roses and Clematis have finished their first flowering. The Lupins, Delphiniums and Geraniums have been cut back to produce a second colourful ...
  • Stewarts' Choice Plants For June

    Our tubs and hanging baskets are planted and starting to look really established so time to take a look at a few special treats to add to the summe...
  • Celebrating The Queen's Platinum Jubilee In The Garden

    To celebrate the 70 years of Queen Elizabeth’s reign “The Queen’s Green Canopy Initiative” is a concept inviting people in the UK to plant trees as...
  • Growing From Seed

    Raising plants from seed is one of the most satisfying aspects of gardening. I am always thrilled when I check the propagator to find the first see...
  • Here We Go: It's March In The Garden

    March the first month of spring and our gardens are waking from winter. The spring bulbs are in full bloom and early flowering shrubs and herbaceou...
  • Plants For Shady Places

    Many gardens have a shady spot somewhere according to the aspect they face. Shade can be created by nature, for example where light filters through...
  • The Garden In January

     January is the middle of our winter but it is actually the start of the gardening season. It is often the coldest month of the year but we can sti...
  • Winter Garden Delights In December

    In the depths of winter there are still some treasures to be found to brighten the dull grey landscape in our gardens. The evergreen backcloth is v...
  • Colourful Foliage Plants For Winter Gardens

    November is the first winter month when the light levels are lower and there’s a general sad feeling that the bright colours of summer in the garde...
  • Bulbs To Grow In The Garden

    Last month we talked about growing bulbs indoors for winter so this month let’s look at planting them in the garden for colourful displays next spr...
  • September Is The Month To Plant Bulbs For Christmas

    Prepared Hyacinths are probably the most popular Christmas flowering bulb. These have already been treated to bring their natural spring flowering ...
  • Ornamental Grasses

    Ornamental grasses are one of the most versatile groups of plants for garden planting. They are unfussy, free from disease and easy to grow being t...