Archives for June 2010

Hackney Veg Patch

When growing veg, it is important to plan ahead very carefully to gain the best out of your plot and to maintain crop rotation. On our searches around the web we found this wonderful site " Our Vegetable Garden - Notes from a Hackney veg patch" where you can find an interesting array of articles … [Read more...]

Lakeland Garden

Lakeland Garden at Holker Garden Show 2010 The Lakeland Garden has been designed and built by Patrick Holmes of Plantspace, as a small example of the plants and materials available in the Lake District and the surrounding areas. Patrick has kindly provided us with details of all of the … [Read more...]

Watch out for Tomato Blight

We are hoping to escape the dreaded tomato blight virus again this year. After three years of miserable summers, we vowed not to grow tomatoes again after the devastating blight problems, brought on by the wet weather, ruined the crops completely but like many gardener's we have succumbed to … [Read more...]

Holker Garden Festival – video

The Holker Garden Festival has seen another successful year with fantastic show gardens, horticultural displays and reported record attendance. [slidepress gallery='holker-garden-festival-2010-video'] … [Read more...]

Pimpinella Major Rosea

Our plant of the month for June is Pimpinella Major Rosea; a perennial plant for the herbaceous border.  The delicate umbels of pink flowers are very similar to wild cow parsley and provide graceful movement and softness to planting schemes. Flowers in May and June are held high on stiff, … [Read more...]