How To Add Height To Your Herbaceous Border

How To Add Height To Your Herbaceous Border

A lush overflowing herbaceous border is a thing of beauty and it's success depends upon plants of varying heights. However height need not be achieved just by growing tall herbaceous plants think obelisks with climbers, climbers growing up the back wall or hedge or formal standard evergreen shrubs.

How To Deal With Black Spot On Your Roses

How To Deal With Black Spot On Your Roses

Black spot can disfigure and severely weaken your roses so needs tackling as soon as you spot the signs. Some roses are more resistant than others but given warm wet weather most are susceptible.

How To Cover An Arch Or Pergola With Scented Climbers

How To Cover An Arch Or Pergola With Scented Climbers

Adding an arch or a pergola to your garden adds instant interest and provides extra space for growing climbers. Use scented climbers if you want a traditional cottage garden buzzing with insect life.

How to deal with powdery mildew on your plants

How to deal with powdery mildew on your plants

Powdery mildew can severely weaken plants and make them look unsightly so needs attention as soon as it appears. Make sure your plants are always well watered as dryness is one of the causes.

How do I grow dahlias?

How do I grow dahlias?

Dahlias suit any gardening style, tropical, romantic or cottage garden Whatever your style of gardening there is a dahlia that will fit the bill. There are huge cactus dahlias in...

How do I grow aubretia?

How do I grow aubretia?

What better to herald the arrival of spring than a cascade of purple You know spring has arrived when you see walls covered in a purple waterfall of Aubretia. This...

How do I grow lilies?

How do I grow lilies?

Lilies can add stature and scent to the garden and can be grown in well draining compost in containers. They are available in garden centres as dry bulbs in late winter/spring and as growing plants in summer.

How to grow primulas

How to grow primulas

Plant Primulas to perk up those dull winter days Primula are a large genus of brightly coloured plants of approximately 500 species, by far the most are sold from late...

How to plant daffodil bulbs

How to plant daffodil bulbs

Daffodils are a joyous introduction to spring and one of the most popular flowers, both in the garden and growing wild. This blog will give you some idea of what has gone wrong when they don't flower well.

How to care for roses in April

How to care for roses in April

Give your roses a little bit of care in April and they will bloom beautifully for the rest of the season. Even if you only have a small backyard you can still grow roses in a large container, they just need a little bit of extra care.

Lyth Valley damsons

Lyth Valley damsons

This blog shares our love of local produce and the unique Lyth Valley damsons are recognised as a huge asset to this beautiful valley just a few miles west of Kendal.

How To Dead Head And Prune Roses After They Have Finished Flowering

How To Dead Head And Prune Roses After They Have Finished Flowering

Regular deadheading and pruning of you roses will enable the plant to keep on producing flowers for as long as possible. This short video shows how easy it is to keep your roses in great shape.

Heavenly Hellebores

Heavenly Hellebores

This blog tells you how to grow these spring beauties and gives you some idea of the best varieties to grow. Once you have several varieties they will cross-pollinate and you will end up with your very own unique varieties.

Grow Viburnum For Winter Scent And Colour

Grow Viburnum For Winter Scent And Colour

This blog takes you through the positive aspects of growing viburnum for interest in the winter season when there is little else in the garden. it's versatility lends it to filling gaps in the herbaceous border or forming part of a mixed evergreen hedge.

How Do I Grow Penstemons?

How Do I Grow Penstemons?

This blog takes you through how to grow penstemons in your garden. They are incredible value for money, producing showy flowers over a long period, lasting as a garden plant for decades and also able to be split for lots more plants.

Hayes Hellebores

Hayes Hellebores

You know spring has arrived when hellebores appear in your garden. This blog tells you how to grow these beauties and describes the new varieties on offer.