With a small amount of forward planning it is easy to grow a supply of beautiful fresh flowers to cut for your home. Even if you don’t have a dedicated area it can be just as good to mix flowers into your… Continue Reading »
Home-grown strawberries are sweet and flavoursome and you can pick just as you need them. Strawberries picked in the warmest part of the day will be at their sweetest. They are very easy to grow and adapt well to growing in containers. … Continue Reading »
ONLY CERTAIN FLOWERS ARE EDIBLE AND EVEN THOSE LISTED AS EDIBLE NEED TO HAVE BEEN GROWN UNDER CONDITIONS SUITABLE FOR CULINARY USE (NO CONTAMINATION BY ANIMALS OR PESTICIDE RESIDUES PRESENT).
Edible flowers add colour and flavour to both sweet and savoury dishes. … Continue Reading »
Dahlias give a full-on display of flowers from July until the first frost of the autumn. They are perfect for providing masses of colourful cut flowers. They are available in a huge range of colours and flower forms to suit all tastes. … Continue Reading »
If you want pots full of dense and colourful bulbs in spring, planting layers of different bulbs, also known as a bulb lasagne with plants planted above will produce a long lasting mass of colour.
The largest and latest flowering bulbs need… Continue Reading »
Some palms are some suitable for planting outdoors in the British Isles. Hardy palms are invaluable as structural plants in tropical-style gardens and look effective when planted with bamboos and New Zealand flax. In pots they can form striking architectural features on… Continue Reading »