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  • How To Grow Herbs

    Herbs are easy to grow in beds, borders, containers, or on windowsills. With our full range of seeds and plants, it’s quite possible to have a year-round harvest, saving you money you might otherwise spend on expensive supermarket produce. Here’s our easy guide to growing your herbs.
     
    Annual or Perennial?
    Annual and biennial herbs like basil, coriander, […]

  • Create The Perfect Cottage Garden

    Create the perfect Cottage Garden
    It’s the perfect time to create your very own timeless cottage garden. Here at our garden centre we have many varieties of plants to get you started, and what’s even better most are home grown here within our plant nursery, Foxgloves (Digitalis) with its tall spires of blooms, a great plant […]

  • Cytisus – Planting & Pruning

    Common Names Common Broom, Beesom, Green Broom

    Synonyms Sarothamnus scoparius
    Family Fabaceae
    Genus Cytisus can be deciduous or evergreen shrubs, ranging from prostrate to erect and almost tree-like, with small, simple or 3-parted leaves and pea-like flowers spring or summer
    Details C. scoparius is an erect deciduous shrub with slender green shoots bearing small, ternate leaves and axillary […]

  • Where & When To Plant Lavender

    Lavender enjoys an open site in full sun and copes well in drought conditions. In wet, heavy soils they may suffer. To avoid this improve the soil before planting by digging in horticultural grit. The ideal soil type is a well-drained, neutral to alkaline soil. Lavenders are not as happy on acidic soil, apart from Lavandula […]

  • How To Plant Dahlias

    Avoid dahlia tubers that appear wrinkled or rotten. Pink “eyes” (buds) or a little bit of green growth are good signs. Don’t break or cut individual dahlia tubers as you would potatoes.
    Bedding dahlias can be planted 9 to 12 inches apart. The smaller flowering types, which are usually about 3 feet tall, should be spaced 2 […]

  • How To Grow Clematis

    Every flower gardener should know the pleasure of growing clematis. If you already have one in your garden, you’re probably scheming about how to squeeze in another! New to clematis? Read on and discover how easy it is to be successful with the “queen of climbers.”

     
    Selecting a Plant
    Until fairly recently, only a handful of clematis […]