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?
This year, why not combine your easter egg hunt with a scavenger hunt to help the kids discover new life springing up in the garden?
There are ways of telling people about Christianity. Attacking them in a shopping centre isn’t one of them.
Women: barbecuing is surprisingly easy, as long as you have a bottle of gin and a competitive man to hand.
You’ve got to be suspicious of a man who starts his declaration of love with a lie.
If you are amongst 8 million people who watched the first season of the BBC’s Sherlock TV Series, you would have remembered the black lotus flower. Now you can make your own black lotus, although we went for a blue version.
Right, let’s do a straw poll: does anybody actually like Valentine’s Day? Well, surprise, surprise, nobody around me has their hands up.
The New Year is always a time for celebration – nowhere more so than in Scotland where Hogmanay is celebrated by a practice of first-footing. The first-foot is the first person to enter the household on New Year’s Day and brings good fortune for the coming year.
Falling as it does in the middle of winter, Christmas isn’t a great time for garden lovers (some people may think). We couldn’t disagree more! Christmas would be nothing without plants…
After the Christmas holiday period, the Christmas cactus should be given about 30 days’ rest (in a cool room with limited water). If only we could all get the same break…
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.
If you think of parasites, there are probably two words that won’t come to mind. One is romance; the other is Christmas. If someone told you that he had fleas or a tapeworm, your first reaction probably wouldn’t be to kiss him or to put on the Christmas tunes. But if he brought you a parasite that grows on apple trees, the humble mistletoe, then you probably would.
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!
When the Ice Saints have passed, gardeners know it is safe to put their tender plants outside and they won't be killed off by a nasty frost.
Here's a Flower for the coolest Lady in the World: Your Mother.
Just when we thought winter IS coming, spring surprised us. So let's be nice to her and enjoy the sun.
Happy Easter from all of us. Make sure your shrubs grow thick.
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