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Tags archives: flowers

Back to the fuchsia

Human beings are fickle creatures. Imagine if someone introduced a new bedding plant that gave unique, colourful flowers, bloomed for months on end and even grew well in the shade [...]

Helping bumblebees!

  Last spring we saw lots in the media regarding our UK decline of bumblebee species. Many of which have been declining for a number of years. The main reason for this is t[...]

From root to fruit!

Whether you have acres and acres of countryside, or a high-rise balcony, we all have space to grow our own strawberries! As the nation’s favourite fruit to grow, you really are mis[...]

Know your Christmas blooms!

Interesting facts about our two favourite Christmas beauties Poinsettias are the UK's number one Christmas plant, with the most being bought during the six weeks prior to the 25th[...]

Allergic to gardening?

 “they [pollen grains] are tiny - perfect masterpieces of natural architecture and structural engineering - and often breathtakingly beautiful”*  -----   Pollen is am[...]

Beecause they're worth it!

Bees are rapidly losing their natural habitat all around the world due to intensive monoculture-based farming practices, pristine green (but flower-barren) lawns and from the d[...]

The Chelsea Flower Show

An Enjoyable Day at Chelsea Flower Show Last year Adrian went off to the Chelsea Flower Show and left me behind – this year it was the reverse, I went off and left Adrian[...]

The Chelsea Chop

“Oh so you’ve done the Chelsea Chop have you?” - accompanied by a knowing nod of approval and a slight air of smugness. It’s one of those gardening rites of passage, a little piece[...]

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