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...
Rare Tulips of Amsterdam

Rare Tulips of Amsterdam

Tulips from Amsterdam. We all know that saying, and the song. Holland, more specificallyAmsterdam, is unquestionably the capital of tulip bulbs.  You may even have visited the famous gardens of Keukenhof in the spring,along with hundreds of thousands of other visitors...
Top tips for great-looking summer flowers

Top tips for great-looking summer flowers

For many of us northern UK gardeners this summer has been disappointing, at least weather-wise. But you may have noticed that it doesn’t seem to have affected your flowering plants too much. This is because they respond to day length coupled with night-time...
I Love Clematis

I Love Clematis

Five reasons why you should grow these amazing climbing plants Clematis are a large and versatile flowering plant group.  Most of them are climbing plants, which naturally twine around twigs, trellis or other plants to grow up towards the sun.  They are great for...

It’s snowdrop time!

Snowdrops are the showstoppers of late winter.  As their elegant green spikes push up through the frost and snow, you can sense life returning where all has seemed barren.   Many of us grow a few in our own gardens, where they look lovely grown scattered around the...