Lost the plot... tales from the potting shed

The Mystery of Mistletoe

The appearance and chemistry of mistletoe has endowed it with all manner of mystical, mythical and murderous powers in Eurasian folklore. The Roman writer Pliny records Celts attaching special properties to mistletoe parasitising oaks, whilst …

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We love: Paperwhite Narcissus Bulbs

We love this beautiful tall and elegant narcissus – they can be grown indoor or outdoor and produce an avalanche of sweetly scented flowers. It’s…

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We love: dried hydrangea heads

Allowing hydrangea flowers to dry on the shrub enhances the garden for a month or two – then if you catch them in time, the…

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This and That in The Garden House

It’s a gloomy day in mid-November but there’s still lots going on in and around the garden, so we thought in this week’s post we…

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Thinking ahead: it’s not too late to plant for spring colour!

If you get cracking it’s not too late to plant tulip bulbs in the next week or two. They are very easy to grow and…

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In a Nutshell: the How and Why of Autumn Colour Change

As we head towards winter, we’ve been thinking about this year’s exceptionally mild autumn days and vibrant autumn colour. Certainly in the south-east we’ve enjoyed…

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Today I must....continue mulching the borders…

If you haven’t the time or energy to fork over your borders, then sprinkle over a mulch of compost instead. Spread thickly over the crowns of hardy plants, around trees and shrubs, and along the base of hedges.

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Starts Wednesday 11 February 2015

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

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Friday 19 December 2014

Garden House Festive ‘pop-up’ Restaurant

SORRY, THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL.  Celebrate Christmas at another of our very popular…

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Starting Tuesday 3 February 2015

Getting to Grips with Social Media: four-session course

Do you find yourself frantic about Facebook, tormented by Twitter or panicked over Pinterest?…

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Starts Tuesday 10 February 2015

Design Your Own Garden: 6-session course

The aim of this 6-session course is to give you some basic skills, knowledge…

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Starts Wednesday 11 February 2015

Gardening for Beginners: 6-session course

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

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