Plant of the Month: September

Summer seems to be coming to a close as quickly as it arrived. With most of the summer time herbaceous revellers finishing their performances, many devious deciduous tree’s have begun dropping their leaves. The days are ever shortening, with the nights steadily getting cooler. Though you can still catch in the air the whiff of the odd last summer BBQ!

Now is the time to make any big changes in the borders. The plants have done their growing above ground and are now winding down for the winter. With the ground still warm, now is the perfect time to move or divide any perennials, shrubs or young trees that need relocating. This will give them time to settle into their new homes and help them establish new roots over the winter.

My plant of the month for September has to be:

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Fuchsia’s Continue reading

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Plant of the Month: August

Summer gardens are just reaching their peaks and my plant of the month for August has to be one that truly reaches heights.

I have the fortune of working for a nursery who supplies plants nationwide and daily get to see oceans of beautiful plants all ready to be shipped off to garden centres and supermarkets.

My plant of the month for August is:

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Delphinium highlander ‘Cha Cha’

These cottage favourites have sturdy flower spikes that rise high into the air adorned with graceful tightly shut flower heads poised, ready to Continue reading