Snowdrops aren't all the same. I own a 350 page book explaining the differences but here I share 3 species and their cultivars to show how wonderfully different they are.
Air plants I have a selection of air plants and bromeliads in the heated section of my greenhouse. It isn't heated to tropical temperatures but is sufficient to keep my less hardy plants ticking over. A couple of years ago I really enjoyed a display of air plants by a [...]
Winter is all about preparation for summer whilst enjoying what beauty the garden has to offer in the cold months. This weeks I'm planting pineapples and dates and enjoying snowdrops.
Sweet peas come in a bamboozling range of colour, scent, patterning and shape. How do you decide which ones to buy for home, garden or exhibition?
Providing colour, scent and funky flowers in the dark days of January, winter flowering shrubs all offer something entertaining to the winter garden. Here are my top 6.
This year, in old-fashioned tradition, I set out to make a Christmas wreath using only greenery from the garden. With a frugality that Scrooge would be proud of, this Victorian approach is also thoroughly modern. The wreath is fully compostable and plastic free.
As we move into the winter it's harder to find beautiful things in the garden. This week I'm focussing on feeding birds over the winter months, digging up dahlias, ordering seeds and eyeing veg for winter comfort food.
This week I take a visit to the greenhouse to show some plants that are providing late colour and winter interest - an explosion of Chrysanthemums, a glowing salvia and a sand box of tiny alpine delights.