Lost the plot... tales from the potting shed

We love Sempervivums: 10 Reasons Why!

At the Garden House we love Sempervivums (houseleeks). Here are 10 reasons why:

They are small. Basically, a Sempervivum is a rosette-shaped hardy perennial succulent about the size of a jammy dodger. (Actually, some are bigger…

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GH Euro trip: Zen and the Art of Topiary Pruning!

This is our last report on our Flemish adventures back in August – and as we visited the fascinating Topiary Garden in Zedelgem, we thought…

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GH Euro Trip: the slightly crazy Villa Augustus!

Our only drizzly day in the Netherlands was made so much better by our arrival at the extraordinary Villa Augustus in Dordrecht; yet another new…

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GH Euro trip: visiting Coen Jansen’s nursery

Bags and boxes of towering and colourful perennials tucked into the hold of our coach or wedged carefully behind seats – Day 2 of our…

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GH Euro trip: visiting Piet Oudulph’s private garden

We were greeted at the approach to the private garden of Piet Oudolph by his wife and gardening partner Anja – Piet was travelling when…

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VIDEO – Gardening Tips: seed saving for beginners

Seed saving is a fun way of saving money and keeping rare heritage vegetables alive, but which vegetables are ideal for beginners? In this video…

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Today I must....prepare for planting winter heathers…

If you are thinking of planting heathers later in the autumn prepare the spot now, adding leafy compost or leaf mould to the ground to help provide the acid conditions these plants enjoy.

Diary...upcoming events

Book now... Gardening for Beginners: 6-session course

Starting Monday 22 September

Have fun and get inspired as you learn the basics about gardening. Our Monday…

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Starts Wednesday 17 September 2014

The Gardening Year – how to care for your garden

This purely practical course looks at how to care for a garden throughout the…

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Saturday 20 September 2014

All you need to know about Roses

SORRY, THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULL.  Passionate about roses, but need to know more?…

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Starting Monday 22 September

Gardening for Beginners: 6-session course

Have fun and get inspired as you learn the basics about gardening. Our Monday…

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Friday 26 September 2014

The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning!

Come to The Garden House and support the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, Macmillan Cancer…

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