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Quick Guide to Chelsea Designers & Gardens

‘Take Chelsea Home’ by Chris Young shows the “Best Garden Design from the Chelsea Flower Show”. Below is a brief preview of the 2010 gardens and designers. Tom Stuart-Smith; The Laurent-Perrier a champagne of gardens featuring a woodland of birches. Roger Platts; The M&G garden roses for the main sponsor. Sue Hayward; The Stephen Hawkins […]

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Bonanza of Nasturtium Flowers

When it gets backendish as October begins to give way to colder nights, have a look around your garden. The Nasturtiums are still flowering strongly as they clamber up this wall but one good frost will see them turn soggy and die. As Nasturtiums are good at self-seeding I will doubtless get many new plants […]

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Gardening Magazines Top 10

Top Ten Gardening Magazines Gardens Illustrated a respected glossy that aims to be a ‘style bible’ for serious gardeners. Gardeners’ World, the UK’s biggest selling monthly gardening magazine provides you with key practical advice and tips, just when you need it! You can get a subscription by clicking the link on the right. Grow Your […]

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Rudbeckia Choosing and Growing Tips

Over 1500 posts are available on Gardeners tips and Rudbeckia has been covered several time before. I make no apology for this as they are a handsome plant worth considering for their long flowering season that lasts well into autumn. Rudbeckia are perennial plants that form rounded clumps. They are easily raised from seed available […]

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Iris Aucheri

This is labelled as Iris Cyclogossa, but, I believe it is actually Iris Aucheri. – a dwarf form of the Juno Iris. See: Growing Iris Aucheri

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Sedum spathulifolium all year round

Sedum spathulifolium make dense mats of grey foliage. The cheerful yellow flowers can be up to 3″ across. Originally from west and north America this hardy plant is now found in many rockery and alpine gardens. It can be grown successfully with Sempervivums or other Sedum. Sedum spathulifolium varieties to Grow Sedum spathulifolium purpureum has […]

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Gardening as a Business

How to Start Your Own Gardening Business An Insider Guide to Setting Yourself Up as a Professional Gardener is a useful tutorial if you want to set up a gardening business. I recommend you consider your aspirations and limitations carefully and either set up a ‘Life Style business’ or consider becoming a qualified, professional career […]

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Cushion Plant Growing Tips

What are Cushion Plants Surprise!  Cushion plants look like cushions although they may be firmer. Cushion plants grow very slowly and  evenly. They grow rosettes of leaves all at once so that no one part of the plant is more exposed than others. The flowers are small and often massed closely nestled in the leaves […]

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Rockery Plants in a Rock Box

A call this a rock box as it is one way of displaying rockery plants above ground level. The size of these interesting rock plants allows you to get many species in one small container. This tannalized wooden frame was custom made about 4 feet square and is on display outside the new Alpine house […]

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