Listen to your Garden

Listen to your Garden

When it comes to new planting take a moment to reacquaint yourself with your garden and what it wants.   It’s planting time. Spring finally settles in and May bank holiday weekend is the biggest weekend for garden centres, as we all get a bit dizzy piling our trolleys...
Sculpture Gardens

Sculpture Gardens

Sculpture gardens, or parks, have a long history around the world and date back, incredibly, to 175,000 years ago – a “Neanderthal garden” was unearthed in the Bruniquel Cave in France, where broken stalagmites had been arranged in a series of stacked or ring-like...
The Deadly Beauty of Poisonous Plants

The Deadly Beauty of Poisonous Plants

Plants are living organisms and all of them contain some level of toxin for defence. After all, they cannot run away from their predators, so nature has developed several different ways of protection. Some have spikes, some a sting (think how painful a handful of...
Growing Glorious Garlic

Growing Glorious Garlic

We can trace the growing of garlic as far back as 6000 years ago. It has long been immersed in Mediterranean, African and Asian cultures as a favourite cooking ingredient and can now be found in China and all over Europe. The secret is out, garlic is good for you!...