Chelsea Chat – Wild at heart

Welcome to our first blog about taking part in the world’s most prestigious gardening Show, the landscape Olympics, otherwise known as the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. We have had the privilege of creating six gardens at Chelsea (three of which won the BBC People’s Choice Award), all with strong messages and all using British nativeContinue reading “Chelsea Chat – Wild at heart”

Wintery Wonders – Lose the January Blues

Here we are in the middle of January, Christmas has come and gone, temperatures have dropped and once again we are stuck at home. Take heart! There are plenty of positives to help us feel hopeful in the garden. The evenings are slowly drawing out again, we can almost work until 4.30pm outside before itContinue reading “Wintery Wonders – Lose the January Blues”

Choosing and Caring for your Christmas Tree

One of our favourite horticultural jobs at this time of year must be choosing our Christmas tree. Christmas trees have been around since medieval times in parts of Europe, especially in Germany, but they weren’t introduced into the UK until the early 1800s by Queen Charlotte of Mecklenberg-Streilz, the wife of King George III andContinue reading “Choosing and Caring for your Christmas Tree”

Gardening Jobs for October

Thanks to a nice bit of high pressure over our part of the country, the start of October looks like it’s going to remain dry and sunny, at least for the moment. Cool nights and sunny, blue-sky days are great conditions for showing off the autumnal leaf colours at their best. There’s still lots ofContinue reading “Gardening Jobs for October”

Gardening Jobs for August

Well, August already, where does the time go. We always find August a bit depressing as autumn is on the way and all those darker evenings aren’t far behind. Combine harvesters come out, herbaceous perennials are starting to die back and leaves are starting to loose their lovely verdant green colour. But don’t despair weContinue reading “Gardening Jobs for August”