Pittosporum are a genus of evergreen shrubs that are grown mainly for their foliage although their flowers are highly scented in late spring and early summer. Flowers grow on the stems in the leaf axils and mostly hidden by the foliage. It is [...]Read more
Water is becoming an increasingly scarce resource. Hosepipe bans are more frequent and it is necessary to consider effective ways of using this water in the garden. If we take example from historic gardens in arid landscapes such as the [...]Read more
Topiary is the name given to formally clipped plants, normally evergreens, which are added to gardens to proved shape, structure, balance and symmetry as well as winter interest. My five favourite evergreen shrubs for topiary include: [...]Read more
7 Garden Trends for 2017 Trends come and go but some things are here to stay. See what award winning garden designer Lee Bestall suggests for this years must have’s for 2017. Trends within garden design are much slower to move in and [...]Read more
Discoloured Buxus or Box plant turned orange are a common sight, especially during winter and when grown in pots. The discolouration of the leaves often turning an orange or rust colour is due to environmental stress, usually seen in winter [...]Read more
Planting a succession of bulbs November can feel cold, grey, damp and depressing so why not plan ahead for a cheerful start to the new growing season by ordering and planting a succession of bulbs. November is not too late to plant bulbs, [...]Read more
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