5 essential … plants with white flowers

It sometimes seems that we are on an endless quest to find plants for seasonal colour, but we shouldn’t forget the dazzling year-round contribution that white flowers make to our gardens. Unsurpassed in their ability to light up shady areas, many bloom through the coldest winter days while others extend the day into night on […]

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Fabulous plants for September

Here’s a small selection of wonderful plants I’d recommend for the garden in September.  When I drew up the shortlist I hadn’t realised that most of them hold the RHS Award for Garden Merit (AGM), but that just helps to indicate what great plants they are.  No need to just take my word for it!! Tricyrtis formosana […]

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Jobs for the garden in September

Mid to late September is an ideal time to start autumn planting as the ground is still warm, and plants should be able to establish well before winter kicks in. Clean your greenhouse & coldframes to help prevent pests over wintering, and move tender plants under cover as the night time temperatures drop. Treat perennial […]

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