Friday, 24 February 2017

Fantastic scent right outside your door - Daphne Odora

You can have a sweet, alluring scent drifting up your garden path as you leave on a frosty morning. You can enjoy a whiff of fragrance resembling sherbet on cold spring days just by opening the back door to put the rubbish out.  All you need is a Daphne! 

Saturday, 18 February 2017

Plant Sale - Should you buy from the garden centre bargain bin?

We all love a bargain, so when you spot a section of reduced price plants in the garden centre, as I did this week, you might think you are saving money by snapping them up, or you might shun them through fear of wasting your hard earned cash on the gardening equivalent of a clapped out second hand car that lets you down a week after you get it home. So are they worth the risk? How do you know you won't regret it later? Here are a few questions you should ask yourself...

Monday, 6 February 2017

Things to do now in your garden: cut back perennial plants

Sedum spectabile
If you need convincing that spring is on the way, here's what to do:
1. Go outside.
2. Find a perennial plant (like this Sedum).
3. Look at the base of it.