Tag - Bees

PUTTING THE ZING INTO SPRING

Let’s not beat around the bush, 2020 will not be going down as one of the best years that we have ever experienced. In fact, we don`t think we will miss it when it has gone. However, one of the highlights of the year has been the pleasure many have gained from spending time in their gardens, on their balconies, down on the allotments, and tending their houseplants. Gardening has undergone a national renaissance, and this has kept us busy at [...]

START YOUR SEASON WITH HELLEBORES

Commonly known as the Lenten rose or Christmas rose these stunning plants are the first signs that spring is on the way. They produce masses of flower in a range of colours from whites, pinks, purples, to deep dark reds. They flower from early February to the end of April. They can be used in a mixed semi-shaded or woodland border but are also happy in a pot on the terrace. Hellebores are a good nectar source for our friendly pollinators as [...]

NATURALISTIC PRAIRIE PLANTING COMBINATIONS

 When we think about prairie planting schemes we tend to look at the leaders in this area of design for inspiration and ideas. Designers such as Piet Oudulf, Nigel Dunnett and Dan Pearson have all showed it can be achievable to recreate the feel of the Native American prairies in a small space. Once established these planting schemes can provide long periods of interest. Require less watering and are drought resilient once established after their first two seasons. Also [...]