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.
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.
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.
This week I set about building a rockery - set to be the stage for some rock star alpines. I also plant some new woodland plants and collect seeds from a magnolia.
This week I bought some ferns for my woodland garden. Evergreen or deciduous, frilly or flat leaved, acid green or moss-coloured I hadn't realised how diverse they are. Some named after feathers and other lace, here are my favourite six.