Tag - gardening

CORNUCOPIA OF CORNUS

Commonly known as the Dogwood the Cornus is a group of botanically diverse plants with a lot of year round interest to add to any planting design. Planted on mass they can be used to give winter and spring interest with their vivid stem colour. There are two species which are alba and sibirica. Dogwood are vigorous growing shrubs reaching 4 to 6 foot in high depending on variety. Dogwoods prefer a sunny position in moisture retentive soils. The second year after planting [...]

WINTER IN A JAR

Talking terrariums with Madeleine and Will from Jar and Fern… Ok, a jar and a few plants - what exactly is a ‘terrarium’? So terrariums were actually invented in 1827 by a London Doctor called Nathaniel Ward, although people had been keeping plants in jars as early as 500 BC. Dr Ward invented them pretty much by accident after monitoring the life cycle of caterpillars and moths in a closed jar which had a bit of soil in the base. Little [...]

PLANT SURVIVAL GUIDE – FOR YOUR HOLIDAY

It’s a little nerve racking, you’ve sown, dug, planted, grown and now you’re going on that well deserved holiday - how will your plants survive? We go through this every year so let us pass on our own plant survival tips! THE NEIGHBOURS First point of call, knock on your neighbour’s door; a little visit from them with a watering can a couple of times a week will do wonders - just make sure you remember them as you’re stocking up [...]