Evolution never stops

Just took a picture of the Verbena Bonariensis in my garden and realised to my absolute delight that evolution occurs every day, it’s just that we hardly ever notice. Why, well take a look at this picture, I have not changed the colour of anything…. and there’s one little petal that has decided it didn’t want to be purple. So

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How to ‘grow’ a leopard!

How to grow a leopard – what a daft title, but that is indeed what this post is all about. You can indeed grow a leopard and this one is called Ingwe. Some years ago I decided my myrtle hedge needed a trim, but I was becoming bored with just a nice flat top which looked the same as every

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And the world’s best air fresheners are…..

Quell Surprise – it’s plants, yes the humble houseplant can purify the air in your home! Now we have all known for years that putting plants in the house is a good idea but it’s not just because they look pretty; plants purify the air we all breathe. These humble houseplants have been scientifically proven to act as the best

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Chelsea Flower Show 2019

Finally – Show Gardens are showing who the garden is really for It’s that time of year again when we all glue ourselves in front of the TV (or attend for those who have a ticket) drinking in the sights sounds and spectacle that is the Chelsea Flower Show. And this years show gardens seem to all have finally grabbed

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Congratulations to our competition winner – Alice!

Now clearly we aren’t going to be able to hide a shed quite this big…. so the trick is was make this border as interesting as possible. Alice wanted a really pretty, cottage style, easy care, low maintenance, football friendly border that was also a magnet for bees and butterflies … and that would also hide the shed….! OK, it

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Trees can ‘Talk’…. & that’s official

Well, this put’s a whole new perspective on what the window cleaner saw!…

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Choosing Plants for the Garden

3 simple steps to remember when choosing what plants to put in your garden

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Inside the Mind of a Garden Design

We thought we’d let you in on a few secrets, on how we go about creating a design for a garden, the thought process we use and the reasons why we chose to design a garden in that particular way – so you get inside the mind of a garden design! We will be honest in saying that this particular

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