This week we take a look at Digitalis, commonly known as Foxglove. Though foxes do not use these flowers for gloves, it is nevertheless a great plant for humans and wildlife to enjoy.
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
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?
This week we are taking a peek into the world of mint and what it can do for you, your garden and the wildlife therein.
With so many uses, it's a wonder this week's plant of the week isn't grown by everyone. Join me as we take a closer look at Borago officinalis.
Aquilegia is the star of the show this week with it's unusual but charming flowers and adorable foliage.
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.
Flowers within flowers producing food for bees, butterflies and birds? Find out more in this weeks plant of the week blog featuring Echinacea purpurea.
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)
Spring isn't too far away now and this week we have a plant that will have your garden abuzz with bumble bees - The Oriental Poppy.