Archives for March 2011

Join Garden Organic’s One Pot Pledge

The One Pot Pledge by leading gardening charity, Garden Organic,  is an exciting new grow your own campaign aimed at encouraging people who have never grown anything before, to give it a go Growing your own is fun, the produce tastes great and you don't even need a garden. Garden Organic want … [Read more...]



New gardens for Thrive at Trunkwell

During 2011, Thrive will be transforming their old walled fruit garden at Trunkwell, into a Garden Gallery of five small gardens designed to suit the needs of specific disabilities. Hearts and minds garden will be aimed at people recovering from a stroke or heart attack. Using a design which … [Read more...]



Dispose of chemicals safely says RSPB

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) and the Crop Protection Association have joined forces to advise gardeners on the safe use and disposal of chemicals this spring. Sheds and cupboards are full of tins and pots of chemicals which, if not disposed of or used correctly can … [Read more...]



Some new perennials

The frenzy of seed sowing and dividing herbaceous perennials is upon us and the Gardening for Health borders have just undergone a five year revamp. Many of the perennials such as Hemerocallis, and geraniums had grown into very large clumps, so the division of the roots yielded quite a number of … [Read more...]



Plant of the month – Winter Flowering Honeysuckle

Winter flowering honeysuckle is a great shrub for the border. Delicate creamy flowers with a wonderful perfume, are born in clusters on bare stems from January to March. Excellent as a border shrub or hedging plant, winter flowering honeysuckle will reach a  Height: 2m (78"). Spread: 2.5m … [Read more...]



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