Category Archives: Gardening Articles

Spring has sprung!

Well I got my New Year’s wish about the weather and spring is well under way in the garden now. My tete-tete daffodils planted amongst the orange bare stems of...
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Winter Wonders

  Sarcococaa (pictured) is one of the best shade tolerant shrubs for planting under trees and in similar situations. The species originate in China and the Himalayas and are related...
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Scent of Winter sense of spring…

Daphne bholua ‘Jacqueline Postill’ is a wonderful example of a winter evergreen with its highly scented flowers.   The scent from my mother’s Daphne (pictured) hits visitors to her house...
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January Jollies

There are plenty of eye-catching evergreen plants to keep the garden from looking gloomy in January. Some of them are very common and fade into the background in spring and...
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Happy new gardening season!

The unexpected mild weather should really give growth in the garden a boost this year. My Canna Lilies didn’t flower until November from the shock of last winter. Fingers crossed...
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Christmas flower arranging

I absolutely love decorating the house with floral arrangements at this time of year. I use anything and everything that I can get my hands on from the garden and...
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Berry Christmas

Gaultheria is an evergreen shrub, which produces some of the best winter berries for pots, hanging baskets or flowerbeds. Gaultherias do well grown in acid to neutral soil, like rhododendrons...
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The Christmas Rose

Every garden should have a couple of Hellebores for their beautiful flowers between now and April. Easy to grow and frost hardy, they work anywhere from the mixed border to...
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Weather woes

I am looking forward more than ever to putting up the Christmas decorations this year. Although I know that the clutter will eventually get to me, at least the house...
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Christmas Cheer

Rhododendrons are grown for their spectacular flowers from late autumn to summer. They have a wide range of garden uses from the dwarf alpine varieties to the larger woodland types....
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