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In The Garden

A good all rounder with fantastic winter colour

Posted: 30th November 2018

Cotoneaster 'John Waterer'

Cotoneaster ‘John Waterer’  If you are looking for a large shrub or small evergreen tree that looks good all year round, then look no further than Cotoneaster x watereri ‘John Waterer’. It’s fully hardy, fairly fast to establish and only grows to around 5m when grown as a tree, making it ideal for gardens or […]

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Autumn colour in your garden

Posted: 12th September 2018

Eucomis bicolour

Looking for something a bit different for Autumn colour? Try Eucomis bicolor. If you fancy something a little different to flower through early autumn, look out for eucomis. This is a group of bulbous perennials that originate from South Africa and are commonly known as pineapple flowers or pineapple lily and when in flower you […]

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Time to plant garlic and tulips

Posted: 11th November 2017

Colourful tulips in spring

Although it’s the back end of the year and we’re starting to get everything tidied up for winter, it’s also a time to plan ahead. Now that the temperatures are dropping, it’s the perfect time to plant two types of bulbs, garlic and tulips. Garlic planted in autumn gets a head start and makes a […]

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A good start to the season!

Posted: 22nd May 2017


Foxglove tree in bloom! I’ve always admired the “Foxglove tree”, Paulownia tomentosa with its lilac coloured flowers that hang in clusters and when I was at the RHS Malvern Spring Festival earlier in May I saw a fantastic specimen in a garden that was full of flower. Paulownia come from E. Asia and although they […]

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Last of the Autumn colour in November’s garden

Posted: 9th November 2016

Liquidambar in our garden

This year was a good apple crop and by now the fruits should have all been picked from the trees. It you are storing some, check the fruits every week or so and remove any that are starting to rot, otherwise it will spread to the other apples. In a cool, dark place many varieties […]

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