Suttons new Grow Your Own seed pots

Whilst mooching around the garden centre as one does on a bank holiday weekend, we spied these large yogurt pot style container growing kits from Suttons. A novel idea for a present or perhaps an easy way to grow some window herbs or bring on some tomato seeds! The Grow Your Own pot range … [Read more...]



Jubilee and Olympic planting inspiration from the RHS

Gardeners wanting to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the London Olympics can now find advice pages on The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) website for some red, white and blue planting schemes. The charity has brought together a selection of plants with red, white and blue flowers that … [Read more...]



The sap is rising!

As we enter the middle of January, the days are already notably lengthening and brighter. The mild. wet winter is encouraging all growing things into bud early and we have been sent a picture from Gary in Lancaster whose daffodils started to bloom on new year's day. Perhaps this could be … [Read more...]



Spring is nearly here!

Isn't it amazing how a little bit of sunshine and a mild late winter day can uplift a gardener's spirits. In two weeks, we have gone from -15 degrees celcius to a balmy 5 degrees, that's a 20 degree shift in temperature and the garden is starting to waken. The lilac trees have masses of pale … [Read more...]



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