The Garden Rose has been voted the nation’s favourite flower following a survey we carried out with over 3,000 of you rating this bloom top of your list. The rose even topped the list for men, with over 40% rating this popular garden favourite as opposed to 29% of women.
Monthly Archives: May 2012
It is just shy of a fortnight to the start of RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2012, and my thoughts are turning to the new plants that will have their first showing to the public either on gardens or in the Grand Pavilion. There are so many: shrubs, herbaceous plants, annuals, such as sweet peas, succulents and climbing plants.
The rainbow flower is the common name given to iris flowers. They are such wonderfully showy flowers with strong, lance-shaped foliage that looks amazing when back-lit by sunlight. The leaves shoot up from the knobbly root structure called a rhizome, and they are paper flat and curved, almost like large teacher’s blue pen ticks. I love watching the buds unfurl.
There is a rose for every garden situation and a rose that will be your favourite too. I love having roses in the garden, and I enjoy having them in the vase as cut flowers. Roses are the most-loved garden flowers, loved for their range of wonderful flower colours; in many cases, for their scent, and often because they have
With the summer season nearly on the doorstep and the garden really coming alive, we have put together some handy hints and tips for keen Bank Holiday gardeners who want to get ready for the summer months ahead. May Bank holiday traditionally symbolises the beginning of the summer period, which brings to life an array of vibrant colours as plants
Well, getting out in the garden is hard currently, as it seems to have rained solidly since the hose ban was imposed. Trees, shrubs and perennials are growing well, but my beautiful tulips are taking a bit of a battering from rain and wind. I cannot resist showing you how lovely my own private tulip festival is. And dead-heading tulip