Finally the summer has arrived in the UK, with 30 degree temperatures forecast over the coming week or two, our minds turn to gardening in hot weather. We want to remind you all that this is a time when you must take special care for your garden and its wildlife visitors… Read more Top Tips For Gardening in Hot Weather ›
For centuries, English Boxwood (Buxus Sempervirens) has been one of our favourite garden plants. Extremely versatile, Box has so many uses in the garden as a superb structural, evergreen plant. So much so, it is difficult to see how we can move on from the devastating development of this most irritating of fungi. Because of Box Blight, our lovely boxwood now is becoming increasingly hard to protect without the constant use of fungicides. And sadly, the future does not look good. At present, there is no known blight resistant variety of Buxus available. The Box Blight fungus causes the leaves to become brown spotted and fall off, leaving the stems of the plant devastatingly bare. Not a pretty sight! Read more The practical alternative to box hedge – Ilex Crenata ›
Do what you can to help our precious wildlife! Here we tell you the best hedges for wildlife that will provide food and shelter to our small mammals and birds while giving your garden a living green backdrop to uplift your spirts and provide a framework for your decorative plants and flowers.
After a reasonably steady start to the summer we all had a week of scorching temperatures last week in the UK, this has now happily settled to the average for this time of the year.
We thought, however, since this was the most popular question we were asked this week that we’d provide you with our top tips for planting successfully during the summer months.
Stick to these 5 golden rules and you won’t go far wrong!