Our high-quality, luxurious Nordmann firs will stay in shape (and hold onto their needles) for up to six weeks. Why not get your tree in early, get the family together to decorate it, and enjoy its festive charms for longer?
The wet weather has understandably delayed a lot of planting, but the benefits of getting your bareroot hedges in now, before the winter frosts arrive, are considerable. Be ready to go when the time is right!
Gardeners, understandably, don't enjoy frosty weather. Many plants dislike it a touch too. But did you know that some plants rely on frost to help improve the following year's growth? Our resident expert Paul Hogben explains.
Training a single, unbranched maiden fruit tree into a fan or espalier (or what about an arch?) is hugely rewarding. And we commented recently on a Guardian article about stepovers, pointing out that stone fruit would not be a good fit - it's apples and pears all the way!
This recipe has a double apple hit, with its cider sauce and caramelised apples on top (we recommend James Grieve if you grow them). Team it up with pheasant, or if you're less keen on game, it will go equally well with chicken.
As lovers of the outdoors, it's inevitable that we're also lovers of beautiful photos of nature. If you're handy with a camera, why not send us your snaps? The best three win £50, £35 and £25 to spend with us!
Wet weather plays havoc at the nursery. When the ground is sodden, we can't use our usual tools to lift the plants, causing delays and frustration for customers (very sorry...). But spare a thought for British farmers, who've had a terrible year, and another one in prospect.
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