There’s been a twenty-or-so year hiatus in my growing of Geum ‘Tangerine’. Now I have it back, I wonder how I survived without it. According
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Yesterday at the nursery in which I work a small group of locals had congregated for chat, in a socially distanced outdoor space for Covid times .
Euphorbia hereby becomes the most heavily represented genus in this list. And really, what would we do without them? The evergreen types all send up
What is it about humans that we undervalue stuff that comes too easily, and over-rate stuff that eludes us? Whether its relationships, skills or
Back when I was living with the family in Northern Ireland (as you do, for twelve months, when you just feel like your life needs a bit of
One Mediterranean climate flowering shrub I would not be without is the red flowering currant, Ribes sanguineum. You might associate it with English
I’ve given up trying to decide what I think about jonquils – particularly the indestructible and ubiquitous Narcissus ‘Soleil d’Or’. The
Plants that belong to June. They’re rare. Wintersweet (Chimonanthus praecox) didn’t need this value of rarity to make it worth growing.
If there’s something strange in your garden bed, who ya gonna call? Ghostbusters? Maybe. Ellen Willmott, however, might be a better answer. Miss
The whole Plant of the Week thing has a natural tendency towards spotlighting hero plants – the ‘A’ listers of the horticultural world. But
I’m one of those people that have a thing for hedges. I just love the structure and framework that they provide a garden. I also love the sense of
One fact stands above all else when you start to discuss the sweet pea named ‘Matucana’, and that is that its perfume is outrageously powerful
My foolproof go-to plants in root-ridden shade beneath dense-canopied trees make a very short list indeed. The first is Euphorbia robbiae, about
My mum (91 years) tells me that her mother wore a white nerine for mother’s day every year. I adored my Nana Barker, so that guarantees the
In the interests of fortifying the intention of this Plant of the Week blog to avoid being an impartation of expertise, and to instead facilitate the