Category Archives: Garden Advice

Drought Tolerant Plants

Choosing plants that can tolerate prolonged hot dry conditions can help ensure your garden continues to have colour throughout the summer.

Plants with silver leaves are good at coping with  drought so Lavenders, Cistus, Convolvulus, Eryngium and Perowskia are all great in… Continue Reading »

Growing Olives

Cluster of olives

Growing Olives in a UK Climate

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How to grow Olive trees

Olive trees, or Olea europaea are generally considered the kings of the Mediterranean landscape, but popularity in the UK has increased in recent years. This fact sheet will tell you how to grow Olive trees successfully in the UK.

Their combination… Continue Reading »