Monthly Archives: August 2014

  • Autumn 2014 photo competition: Autumn Delights...

     

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    Our autumn 2014 photo competition is open for entries!

    The moment the cold nights draw in, autumnal colours begin to show.

    It's hard not to be charmed by the warm glow of autumn leaves – it's almost as if they know that we're ready to wrap up against the chill.

    Our autumn photo competition aims to capture that warmth – the theme this time is:

    "Autumn Delights..."

    The closing date for entries is midnight on Friday 31 October 2014. The three winners will be contacted via email by Friday 7th November.

    There's over 100 in vouchers up for grabs!
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  • Bulbs to brighten your world

     

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    Bulbs are among the best value for money performers of the spring garden, bringing glorious colour to even the most challenging of environments year after year with precious little effort on your part. From the first snowdrops of early spring, through glorious carpets of crocus and narcissus, to the allium pompoms of early summer, our flower bulbs for sale provide freshness, fragrance and colour – and often when little else is happening in the garden. And they have long been admired the world over for their ornamental values... Continue reading

  • Feed the birds, love your bugs.

    Gatekeeper Butterfly At the height of the recession, a few of years ago, I read that we in the UK spend around £200 million a year feeding our garden birds to supplement the food they find in our hedging, woods and fields. A jaw-dropping figure that speaks volumes to our...
  • Using Copper foliage in the garden (...and why it is it copper anyway?)

    Black elder in flower Contemporary gardeners often use dark colours…look how the ‘Queen of the Night’ tulip has become ubiquitous, or the black grass Ophiopogon planiscarpens nigrescens (I don’t know how to pronounce it either)…pops up in urn plantings or as a contrast to pale paving. There is something...

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