Archive for September, 2010

Athelas Plants at Hampton Court Flower Show

Saturday, September 25th, 2010

We recently worked in conjunction with Plumpton College designer Sue Andrews to create an exhibit for the Hampton Court Show. The Garden was designed around the theme of relaxation, travel, and peacefulness, a quiet place to retreat and reflect. The planting scheme was a mixture of

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Tropical Herbaceous plants – How to

Monday, September 20th, 2010

Ok, here's a little guidance on what to do with your tropical herbaceous plants as they start to die back as the weather cools. The plants we are talking about here are the big bold jungle plants - Cannas, Colocasia (Taro), Alocasia (Giant Taro), Hedychium (Ginger Lilly), Crinum, Cautleya...

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Autumn Planting – A great time for garden planting

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

Autumn is and ideal time for planting out. The cooler damper conditions mean that less after-care is needed, in most times there will be enough rainy days to keep your new plants happy. Another and a more practical reason to plant now is that plants will put their energies not into forming new...

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Sensory Gardens – Therapeutic Horticulture

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

Sensory Gardens – more and more we are supplying plants for sensory gardens. So what’s a sensory garden? A sensory garden is a designated space with but one intention in mind, and that’s to tantalize, tease and delight the five senses – Touch, Sight, Sound, Smell and Taste. This...

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Abraham Lincoln

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

I came across this quote by Abraham Lincoln the other day and it made me think of pruning and keeping your tools sharp and clean: ‘Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe’ This is another gem from Abraham Lincoln and it caused me...

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