After building the largest ever show garden in 2006, garden designer John Cavill has this year teamed up with Dean Brown from Decol Construction Ltd and Karen Prince from Laburnum plants Ltd to build the smallest ever show garden at BBC Gardeners World Live.
The size of the garden is just 7.5m2 and in comparison to the show garden in 2006 at 1100m2 you would think its…Continue
Added by John Cavill on May 14, 2013 at 18:55 — No Comments
Hedgehog Awareness Week is organised by the British Hedgehog Preservation Society and takes place every year. It aims to highlight the problems hedgehogs face and how you can help them.
This year efforts are focussed on gardeners – there is so much that gardeners can do to help the hedgehog, very simple things like:
Added by Landscape Juice on May 9, 2013 at 17:01 — No Comments
Open Garden Squares Weekend (OGSW) takes place in London this year, opening some 218 hidden and little-known gardens to the public on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 June, 2013.
Gardens are located across 27 London boroughs and range from the historic and traditional to the new and experimental, including private gardens, roof gardens, community allotments, urban wildlife and ecology centres, as well as gardens belonging to historic buildings, institutions, restaurants,…Continue
Added by Craig McGinty on April 19, 2013 at 13:44 — No Comments
Garden guru Chris Beardshaw is recommending a new technique for bigger blooms – blast your plants with heavy metal.
The broadcaster and gardening expert reveals on Radio 4's Gardeners' Question Time on Friday that a constant diet of Black Sabbath worked wonders on a greenhouse full of plants, but exposure to Sir Cliff Richard killed every plant in a horticultural experiment.
Added by Craig McGinty on April 19, 2013 at 9:17 — No Comments
It is National Gardening Week and this year's event is concentrating on two themes, horticultural careers and wild flower meadows.
Running until Sunday, April 21 there are a number of events and open days across the country, an online map is…Continue
Added by Craig McGinty on April 16, 2013 at 14:00 — No Comments
Spring is a time when traditionally the housing market picks up. Easter will see droves of eager sellers swelling the aisles in B and Q, trolleys laden with paint. Its amazing how a lick of paint and a few trips to the dump can transform any house.
And there it stops ... this Sows ear into a silk purse routine often stops at the front door. Yet what is the first thing your potential buyer sees as they pull up outside, eagerly clutching the details from the estate agent - the front…Continue
Press release on our research project on how gardens can support those living with Dementia
(22 April 2013)
Following links made via NAPA (National association for Providers of Activities for Older People) we were inundated with…Continue
Having read the magazines and the blogs, and having seen last year's gardens, I thought that I would write a few thoughts on what I thought might be some of the key garden design elements that would be prominent in 2013. However as one person can only provide their own viewpoint, please feel free to comment on what I have written and perhaps make your own suggestions.....…Continue
Added by Matt Haddon on January 4, 2013 at 19:30 — No Comments
Sustainable gardens are a popular subject in the landscaping world as people are becoming more and more aware of the environment around them. People are re-cycling more and even growing there own food. Our research has show than rather than looking…Continue
Added by Abel Landscaping (Liverpool) on March 8, 2012 at 15:05 — No Comments
Roof Gardens don't have to be a hugely expensive project. We have created gardens on roofs which were literally a few pots gathered together and some climbers attached to the walls with wire. The main aim is to use the space that will most likely have some sun through the day to it's full potential rather than just another spot to sunbathe. Of course you have to be careful of weight limitations but other than that you can pretty much do the same above ground as you can at ground level, the…Continue
Added by Ben Lannoy on January 8, 2012 at 9:00 — No Comments
The Malvern Spring Gardening Show 2012 – Show Gardens
The first national RHS flower show of the year, the Malvern Spring Gardening Show will be held from Thursday 10th May to Sunday 13th May.
We would be delighted to receive your application to stage a garden at the 2012 event. Your…Continue
Lately I seem to have an increasing number of requests to 'endorse' products. I am assuming this is because of the success of the Greenfingers Guides books. It also doesn't seem to hurt I have a minor celebrity.
Yes I can see that getting individuals like myself writing ( via blogs, magazines, books etc.) about a company's…Continue
Phew, where has the year gone?
I have recently been in the dying thoes of an edit on my next book Evergreen Plants, which will be released on Amazon et al in March 2012.So look out for it won't you? And did I mention my Border Plants book was shortlisted for Best…Continue
Added by lovelucysummers on September 26, 2011 at 17:30 — No Comments
In my line of work I tend to only visit gardens in which the owner is desperate to achieve horticultural excellence in a redesigned makeover garden…Continue
The year has been very busy for the team so far and with the fabulous weather we have been inundated with requests for works both in the commercial sector and private gardens too.
Added by Jon Lee on June 13, 2011 at 13:19 — No Comments
In exterior design water has always played a vital role, and literally so – vital as in ‘life’. The very earliest gardens we know of were devised as ways of providing access to water which was also used to grow trees for shade. In the otherwise hostile desert environments of ancient Persia and the Middle East these were rare paradises, shelter from the arid and dusty desert.
The Bath Gardening School launches with new Spring-Summer calendar
The brand new Bath Gardening School (www.thebathgardeningschool.com) is proud to announce its first programme of Spring-Summer…Continue
Added by Emma Bond on February 2, 2011 at 18:58 — No Comments
British Traditional Molecatchers Register
The BTMR is pleased to welcome our 400th member - Roy Wood.…Continue
Added by Webmaster on January 28, 2011 at 19:30 — No Comments
THE SEED catalogues have been arriving in the post this week and they got me salivating at the prospect of summer blooms and a bountiful autumn harvest, all on a credit-crunching budget, writes James Iles of jigsawgardens.co.uk
The range, diversity and selection of seed-grown plants increases year on year and demand must surely be high in this climate with gardeners keen to economise while keeping their gardens looking first class.
Added by Jigsawgardens.co.uk on January 17, 2011 at 12:30 — No Comments
THE HEAVY snow and frosts that have deluged the county recently have meant the garden spade has chiefly been picked out of the shed to clear pathways and drives, writes James Iles.…Continue
Added by Jigsawgardens.co.uk on January 11, 2011 at 23:09 — No Comments