Easy to grow and to care for, ground cover plants have many uses in the garden. Whether evergreen or deciduous, low-growing plants can add colour and texture to bare patches in your garden, act as a living mulch and help control those pesky weeds. If you are gardening […]
What should you do if you want your dry garden to look stunning throughout the year? If you believe that the only solution is to water it daily and abundantly, or focus all of your energy on trying to (unsuccessfully) improve the conditions, you will be happy to hear […]
Ilex or the Holly family of plants is familair to most of us – perhaps most notably in winter when this iconic evergreen shrub with deep green, glossy leaves is covered in visually contrasting blood red berries. These gorgeous evergreen plants offer ornamental interest in the garden and sustenance for wildlife. […]
The year seems to pass by in an instant. Before you even get a chance to stop and smell the flowers in your little plant kingdom, it is time to say goodbye to summer opulence and start with winter garden preparations.
Tamarix is a highly decorative deciduous shrub that is best known for its feathery foliage and masses of tiny blossoms. In addition to its ornamental value, this ancient cultivar is also prized for its exceptional resilience.
The Amelanchier tree and its varieties are known for their stunning spring blooms and lovely autumn colour. These are small deciduous trees (which can also be grown as shrubs) have many common names including shadbush, shadwood, shadblow, Snowy Mespilus, juneberry or serviceberry.
As garden experts, we are very often asked how to plant root ball plants properly. So, here are the steps that a professional nurseryman would take to ensure the most successful rate of establishment for root balls and bare root plants. And in our short video, you can watch our […]
The first thing that comes to mind when one thinks of autumn is surely the splendid bounty of nature; from magnificent autumn colour of the foliage to abundant harvests of fruits. But, in addition to being the season when gardeners get to enjoy the rewards of their […]
In addition to being the most colourful season of the year, autumn is the most bountiful, as well. From veggies to autumn fruits and berries, it can be a challenge to use up everything your garden produces as the summer ends. Naturally, you would not want to see your harvest […]
You might think of topiary plants as uniquely British, but, in fact, the art of training living green sculptures first became popular in the ancient civilizations of Greece and Rome. Historical sources can confirm that topiary art was particularly popular in ancient Rome. It was a close friend of Julius […]
If you are looking for showy climbing plants that can be left to their own devices or easily trained against garden structures, there is no better choice than rambling or climbing roses.
Euonymus, which is more commonly known as Spindle or Spindle Tree, is a large family of dwarf shrubs, small trees, and creepers which can be deciduous or evergreen. There are 175 species in this family, all of whom are treasured for their attractive foliage, and, in some cases, interesting fruit […]