Holker 2011 Horticultural Marquee Awards

The horticultural marquee at Holker Garden Festival is a fantastic showcase for plant growers and nurseries and the standard of display in 2011 was exceptional. Many displays were awarded Large Gold and newcomers Abii & Tom from Halecat in South Cumbria wowed the judges so much that not only … [Read more...]



Is spring 2011 early?

The National Trust's annual flower count suggests that spring 2011 may be breaking earlier than last. They have noted a 17 per cent increase in the number of flowering plants in the National Trust gardens. Snow last January delayed the arrival of spring in 2010 but, despite the coldest … [Read more...]



Sunflowers for Uplifting Colour

Colour affects our mood and shades from yellow through red have an uplifting effect on our spirits. Few plants can be more rewarding or easy to grow than sunflowers. Traditional sunflowers can be tall, Growing to heights of  4 - 6 ft but developments in cultivation now gives us blooms of 2 -3 … [Read more...]



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