Garden Plants, GARDENS

Peonies, ferns and Roses popular at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) announces some of the plant trends and stand-out themes at the world’s most famous gardening event, the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016 (24-28 May), sponsored by M&G Investments. Plant trends Peonies are a design favourite this year and roses feature prominently. Other popular flowers include alliums, achillea, foxgloves, irises, lavender… Continue reading Peonies, ferns and Roses popular at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

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Major Johnston’s Jardin de la Madone in Menton

Jardin de la Madone also known as Serre de la Madone (Hill of the Madonna) is located in Menton in southern France. The garden is famous for the design and the collection of rare plantings and of course for the man who created this beautiful garden, Lawrence Johnston. Major Johnston traveled to all corners of… Continue reading Major Johnston’s Jardin de la Madone in Menton

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Top 10 British Gardens to visit in 2016

Executive Vice President of the RHS Jim Gardiner is leading the search for the RHS’ new fifth Garden. Previously Director of Horticulture and Curator of the RHS’ flagship garden, RHS Garden Wisley, and recently winner of the International Garden Tourism Award, Jim has worked in horticulture for nearly 50 years, with 25 years spent at… Continue reading Top 10 British Gardens to visit in 2016

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A new heart for a garden in Denbigshire.

This stately garden design is part of a larger estate situaded in the rural landscape of Denbigshire in North Wales. This part of the estate between the stables and walled garden was almost hidden. The garden was in need of the new impulse that Andy Sturgeon gave to it. The British garden and landscape architect… Continue reading A new heart for a garden in Denbigshire.

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Flower bulb lasagna – Potful of Joy, Today’s Natural look and Wild beauty

Attention all gardeners! You can enjoy the earliest flowers of spring even longer. How? By creating an appetizing flower bulb lasagna. But you don’t need the kitchen for this - it’s all done in the garden. The recipe is simple: plant various layers of flower bulbs one over another just like you do when making… Continue reading Flower bulb lasagna – Potful of Joy, Today’s Natural look and Wild beauty

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Gardens at the Bank of Springfield by Adam Woodruff

The assignment that the Chief of the Bank of Springfield gave to Adam Woodruff was clear; the design must have a boldly impact on the streetscape. If Adam was succesfull in doing so you can judge for yourself,  in any case  the bank manager was more than satisfied if only for the many awards the gardens won… Continue reading Gardens at the Bank of Springfield by Adam Woodruff

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Noel Kingsbury’s Garden by Sergey Karepanov

After Sergey Karepanov visited The Netherlands he went to the UK where the private garden of Noel Kingsbury was the first on his list. Sergey is a great admirer of Noel Kingsbury and his garden was on his wish list for a long time. Born and raised in Siberia Sergey grew up in the overwhelming… Continue reading Noel Kingsbury’s Garden by Sergey Karepanov

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Flower Bulbs – Enjoy the Glorious Bulb Flowers that Bloom in Spring

It's a fact of life: to enjoy the glorious bulb flowers that bloom in spring - such as tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, crocus and others - you must plant them in the autumn. That's the hard fact. The fun fact is that nothing is easier to grow or more colourfully rewarding than flower bulbs. Even the… Continue reading Flower Bulbs – Enjoy the Glorious Bulb Flowers that Bloom in Spring

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Flower Bulbs – bring your own ray of sunshine inside

Why not bring your own ray of sunshine inside. With bulbs in pots, anyone can enjoy that rush of springtime – even when it’s chilly outside. In just a few simple steps, you can create colourful accents that might even make you think it’s summer. Step 1: Shopping Get going! It’s during winter that many… Continue reading Flower Bulbs – bring your own ray of sunshine inside

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GO WILD! With Stinzen Plants

GO WILD! is a series of posts about the nature garden in which every other aspect about this sustainable way of gardening is discussed. Previously, you could read about making a naturalistic planting design . This time we discuss the stinzen Plants, a group of plants wich proved for several hundred years to be exellent… Continue reading GO WILD! With Stinzen Plants