Growing Dahlias

Growing Dahlias

Dahlias have been grown in Britain for centuries and were a staple of the traditional early to mid twentieth century gardens based upon the Victorian school of gardening. Towards the end of the 20th century growing Dahlias became old fashioned and boring. That’s...
Growing Tuberous Begonias

Growing Tuberous Begonias

Begonias are a much loved summer bedding plant suitable for pots, tubs & hanging baskets. It’s a family of two strains: fibrous rooted & tuberous begonias. Fibrous rooted Begonias are usually sold in a bedding pack of 6 or so plants. Like all begonias...
More Summer Roses?

More Summer Roses?

Summer roses are still one of the most popular garden plants in the UK. gone are the days, for most of us, of long beds of the same variety of roses & with the introduction of new varieties including the great English Roses from David Austin roses are more often...
What to plant now – mid summer

What to plant now – mid summer

Mid summer : The beauty of mid summer is that you can almost plant anything in your garden now as long as you can water enough & regularly, like daily. The range of colourful plants, especially Hardy Perennials (as we call them) or sometimes known as cottage...