The Zurich Succulent Plant Collection is one of the most impressive of its kind, covering more than 4750sqm and displaying over 6500 plants. We visited the collection and brought our good old 35mm camera.
May be time to weed...
May be time to weed...
It’s April and that means it’s time to get sowing. But what should you start with first?
“Hey you,” said the bad-tempered ladybird, “Want to fight?” - The Bad-Tempered Ladybird, Eric Carle
Let’s face it, everyone has something that they want to cover up in life. But only some people can do so with plants.
A pinch and a punch for the first of the month… and for not tidying up your garden in March.
It’s a dangerous world, out there in the garden. As it’s owner you’re stuck between a rock and a hard place (hopefully not literally as such features don’t tend to make for a very attractive garden).
Just want a nice garden, not a war zone! Let’s be clear, gardening is a pleasure, but it is also time-consuming and we do have families, careers and social lives to focus on. Added to that, we have to fight a war. We have to fight weeds.
Being a gardener in Spring is like being parent to a teenager. You desperately want them to grow into a beautiful person… but sometimes it’s difficult to know how to encourage that growth.
I’m going to seed. I hope you will too. Gardening season is coming!
How to garden in a changing climate. Or how to prevent water-logging in your garden.
Great news – just 2000 years after the Messiah himself, we’ve worked out how to turn water into wine.
For city dwellers, the thought of eating home-grown vegetables and enjoying a well-organised, tidy garden seem but a remote dream…
The days are getting shorter and darker and the wet weather is setting in… it’s about this time of year that people start to feel SAD – seasonal affective disorder. That’s the winter blues to you and me.
The beautiful red, orange and gold leaves of autumn look beautiful, but clearing them up is not much fun! Rather than simply throwing them away, save yourself a trip to the tip and recycle them!
The crocus is one of the first plants to show its face in the new year. Usually white, purple or yellow , these small plants are a sure sign that spring is on the way.
I wandered lonely as a cloud. That floats on high o'er vales and hills, when all at once I saw a crowd, A host, of golden daffodils
Tulips add a vibrant sophisticated look to any spring garden. Whatever your favourite colours, you'll be able to find a variety of tulip to match.
Mashed and served with your Sunday roast, or cut into cubes and added to a hearty stew, turnips are a delicious and nutritious root vegetable that grows fast.
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