New stunning evergreen Magnolia

Here at Gardening for Health we just adore Magnolias and the newcomer to the scene, Fairy Magnolia Blush looks set to be a real winner. Fairy Magnolia Blush is a startling free flowering evergreen shrub, laden with fragrant flowers from March to May. Reaching mature heights of three to … [Read more...]



Plant of the month – Lilac

Lilac (syringa) is a deciduous shrub with deliciously fragrant blooms in late spring and early summer. In the language of flower. lilac symbolises first love and has been chosen by Prince William and Catherine Middleton for their wedding. Belonging to the Oleaceae (olive) family, there are about 25 … [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...]



Plant of the month – Snowdrop

The Snowdrop braves the cold weather of late winter, pushing dainty white flowers through the earth to herald the onset of spring. Gently nodding white bells often tinged with green, are displayed above clumps of blue green sword like foliage in Late winter.  Growing to about 10cm in height, they … [Read more...]



Flower of the month – Helianthus

Perennial sunflowers or Helianthus are a great way to bring fresh, bright colour to the back of the border in autumn. Flowering into early October, Perennial Helianthus are hardy, vigorous plants with small to large yellow flowers. They can grow from three to seven feet tall, depending on the … [Read more...]



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