Stone fruit pruning at Windmill community gardens on a warm spring day

One should never give up the opportunity to learn and even experts still have much to learn. This weekend we got the chance to attend a stone fruit pruning workshop at the Windmill community gardens in Nottingham. Lead by Marc Richmond, an RHS expert in pruning who works on over 900 apple trees per year, and hosted … Continue reading Stone fruit pruning at Windmill community gardens on a warm spring day

No garden? No problem, why not grow a container garden?

Many people rent properties and cannot always change their garden structure (such as having decked, paved or concreted areas), or you may only have small areas which are paved over. Don't let this stop you from creating a mini wildlife haven on your doorstep this year. Get creative and grow beautiful flowers, shrubs or even … Continue reading No garden? No problem, why not grow a container garden?

Plant of the Week ~ Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Ah the sweet scent of honeysuckle on the breeze. What better way to be welcomed into the garden? Check out this weeks plant of the week blog to learn more about this delightful plant.

Plant of the Week ~ Hemerocallis (Day Lily)

This week we are taking a closer look at Hemerocallis which is commonly known as Day Lily. The name day lily refers to the duration of the blooms on this plant with each flower opening in the morning and then closing in the evening. The botanical name, Hemerocallis, originates from the Greek words hēmera "day" and kalos "beautiful", an obvious reference … Continue reading Plant of the Week ~ Hemerocallis (Day Lily)