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...
How to Spruce Up Your Garden – Part 2

How to Spruce Up Your Garden – Part 2

This is the second blog post in our short series on the design and implementation of a large garden in North Leeds last year.  Today I am looking at the planting in the rear garden and giving you inspiration for your own outdoor space. Recycling plants This garden had...
To Be or Not To Be

To Be or Not To Be

Did you know that Shakespeare knew all about compost? In Hamlet Act 3 he has Hamlet pleading with Gertrude not to ‘spread compost upon the weeds, to make them ranker’…. sounds erious stuff! While you can, of course, spread your compost on weeds if you really want to,...
Weeds and How to Control Them

Weeds and How to Control Them

Oh joy! It’s raining again and the weeds are sky-high! Its June, it’s raining and the weeds are madly growing. They are the Formula 1 cars of the plant world, zooming ahead into pole position while your specially-bought-and-cared for plants often lurk sulking in the...