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Must-Have Plants—Four Experts Share their Best

This is the month when gardeners enjoy adding to their collection of plants. So, I’ve called on knowledgeable colleagues from different parts of the country, to find out what they can’t live without. When I asked them to name two, one person replied, “That’s like picking a favorite child!” With a lot of culling and […]

Do you want to go on a Lion Hunt – then let your grass grow!

I’m probably going to cause a riot, although I’m not a Kaiser Chief! I believe the bowling green lawn, the one with the counter-running corduroy-like stripes, is fine for Premier League footballers but not for gardeners. It’s old hat and trying to maintain that level of perfection means killing the daisies and the moss with […]

What is the best kept secret in gardening?

Jean Vernon exposes one of the biggest Insider Gardening secrets. Gardening is more magic than muck With a few million more people dabbling in the fine art of gardening, those with a few years experience under their belt are offering advice and support across a wide range of platforms. Gardening is not an elite sport, […]

Look ahead to spring – take two!

Although we should be looking forward to May, it’s impossible not to comment on April’s extraordinary weather where conditions were totally alien gardeners in warmer parts of the UK. First sowings were abandoned or delayed and the ground was too cold and dry for transplanting. I have never known anything like it! First of all, […]

HARTLEY BOTANIC RECOGNISED WITH A QUEEN’S AWARD FOR ENTERPRISE

HARTLEY BOTANIC RECOGNISED WITH A QUEEN’S AWARD FOR ENTERPRISE AS THEIR ENGLISH, HANDMADE GLASSHOUSES BOOM OVERSEAS   THE HERITAGE BUSINESS IS A WINNER IN THE INTERNATIONAL TRADE CATEGORY, AFTER INCREASING ITS GLOBAL SALES BY 144 PERCENT IN THREE YEARS & THE US BECOMES ITS STRONGEST MARKET –   Heritage Glasshouse and Greenhouse manufacturer Hartley Botanic […]