Traditionally Autumn and Spring have been considered the best times of year to undertake new planting, including the transplanting of existing material…
After an extremely dry and hot growing season, we are having to rethink our planting schemes. It is predicted that our summers will be typically on the…
It is proving to be a misconception that England is a wet country. Over recent years the growing season has becoming increasingly challenging due to a…
Pruning is normally associated with woody plants such as renovating shrubs or removing the lower branches from a tree. But there are also some pruning…
Dry shade is regarded by many as the most challenging part of a garden. Plants need both light and water which are in short supply in this part of the…
At the moment horticultural fashion is focused on herbaceous perennials and the naturalistic planting movement. Some 'plants people' are calling for…
The rose garden is proving to be problematic. The roses themselves are showing signs of replant disease. This refers to the problem of re-establishing…
Whatton House is a country garden at England’s centre in Leicestershire. Within its 15 acres are fine lawns, flower borders and more curious features…
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