Favourite Gardens in Europe

Favourite Gardens in Europe

France: Giverny Gardens The Giverny gardens are probably the most famous in France. Monet created some of his famous ‘Water Lily’ and ‘Japanese Bridge’ paintings here. As well as the gardens you can also visit Monet’s lovely and very colourful house. Monet started his...
Interesting Flowers and their Secrets

Interesting Flowers and their Secrets

There is a Chinese proverb: The world is a rose, smell it and pass it to your friends. Flowers over the centuries have been a source of inspiration and enchantment. Like all living organisms they have their secrets, not only for survival but also with their...
The Basics of Planning a Vegetable Garden

The Basics of Planning a Vegetable Garden

Growing your own vegetables is endlessly rewarding. Imagine harvesting fresh and healthy peppers, sugar snap peas, green beans, tomatoes and spinach to name but just a few. The famous physician and mind-body expert Deepak Chopra talks about eating ‘the seven colours...
The Wondrous World of Dahlias

The Wondrous World of Dahlias

If you’ve never grown dahlias before and want to give it a try, watch out, it’s addictive. But what a brilliant addiction! The plant was named after the Swedish botanist Anders Dahl, who lived in the mid-1700’s, although it is originally from Mexico. It is the...
Happy Halloween in the Garden

Happy Halloween in the Garden

It is widely believed that many Halloween traditions originated from ancient Celtic harvest festivals, particularly the ancient Gaelic festival of Samhain; that such festivals may have had pagan roots and that Samhain itself was Christianised as Halloween by the early...