Hartley Magazine

All the latest news, hints, tips and advice from our experts

What a name – Bastard Jasmine

And the Latin Cestrum is hardly any better. Anyway these scented plants are well suited to greenhouses and conservatories though sadly soon grow too large to be generally popular as house plants. Not quite hardy some have tried these outdoors as wall shrubs but they don’t survive long whereas under glass they can live for […]

Beat tomato blight naturally

Don’t let the dreaded tomato blight reduce your harvest to mush; Jean Vernon has some timely advice. Anyone who grows tomatoes has probably experienced the highs and lows of the fantabulous greenhouse crop. Let’s be honest, tomatoes are fairly high maintenance. We spend time and effort sowing, growing, repotting, tying in, pinching out and feeding. […]

Win tickets to Flowers After Hours at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival

Do you love luscious plants, beautiful flowers and all things gardening? Then you might like to attend the prestigious RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival. If so, today could be your lucky day! We have three pairs of tickets to give away for Flowers After Hours at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival on […]

Why Low-Mow May is good for pollinators

Jean Vernon explains how going low-mow is good for your garden’s biodiversity and especially your garden pollinators If you’ve seen the call for no-mow May you might be wondering what it’s all about?? So, let me explain. No-mow May is a bandwagon that anyone with a garden can jump on. It’s a call to let […]