container gardening

Summer Containers – Four Recipes for Success

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Planting in containers is one of the most fun and rewarding activities one can do in the garden. Here are four examples to inspire your next summer container planting project.

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Waste not, want not

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  I don’t have many dislikes. Of those I do, chief among them is waste. Rather ambitiously, one might say naively, I spent £300 […]

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The Big Apple Beckons

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Although I live and breath Christmas year-round, it’s an annual business trip to New York that really marks the beginning of my festivities.  I […]

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The Evening Crowns The Day

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‘The evening crowns the day’ was one of my grandmother’s favourite sayings.  As is so often the case in Cornwall where she lived, a […]

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Inspiring Irises

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A punishing week at work, now followed by a debilitating bout of tonsillitis, has left me feeling less than enthused about the arrival of […]

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Planting Spring Bulbs in Containers

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It’s now or never for me in terms of planting spring-flowering bulbs. As with most things in gardening there is the text book time […]

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Pothead Bulbs

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Right on cue, the lovely people from Avon Bulbs delivered my order yesterday – a box packed with lilies, tulips, crocuses, Narcissus, Iris, and Alliums.  With […]

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Agapanthus – The Pride of Africa

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Agapanthus is the signature plant in our coastal garden and deservedly so.  We grow Agapanthus africanus, the largest of the family, hailing from the Cape […]

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A Moment of Drought

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Some things are just not meant to be.  I set off, already late, to visit Eltham Palace.  Once the home of the Courtaulds this […]

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A Touch of Ginger

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Bringing a touch of the tropics to our garden this summer are two members of the ginger family – Hedychium densiflorum “Stephen” and Cautleya […]

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Shades of Summer

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We have been away from our seaside garden for two full weeks.   This always makes me uneasy, especially when the weather is warm […]

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