Category Archives for Top Tips

Pink and Silver Flower Planting Scheme

This is one of the favourite combinations – pink flowers and silver or grey foliage plants. It creates a delightful warm atmosphere in a garden but is more restful than a red bed or border. There are many pink-flowered plants … Continue reading

09. September 2013 by admin
Categories: Garden Colour, Top Tips | Tags: , , | Comments Off on Pink and Silver Flower Planting Scheme

Colour in the Garden: White and Green Scheme

Using white-flowered plants, and plants with green blooms, as well as foliage plants with plain green or green and white variegated leaves, will create a very cool, tranquil atmosphere. Shady corners often look good planted with green and white plants … Continue reading

09. September 2013 by admin
Categories: Garden Colour, Top Tips | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Colour in the Garden: White and Green Scheme

One-Colour Gardens: Red Flowers

Single-colour schemes can be a novel and exciting way of displaying plants. But you do not have to devote an entire garden, border or bed to a single colour, though this could be most impressive. You could try out a … Continue reading

09. September 2013 by admin
Categories: Garden Colour, Top Tips | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on One-Colour Gardens: Red Flowers

Autumn Leaf Colour

In every garden there should be plenty of shrubs, and perhaps a few trees, for autumn leaf colour – those which produce brilliant reds, scarlet, crimson, orange, flame shades and deep golds. The shrubs combine marvellously with autumn flowers, such … Continue reading

08. September 2013 by admin
Categories: Garden Colour, Top Tips | Tags: , | Comments Off on Autumn Leaf Colour

Yellow Plants for the Garden: A Yellow Scheme

For a bright sunny effect try a yellow scheme, but provide it with a dark background so that the foliage and flowers show up well. Incidentally, yellow flowers show up particularly well in the evening when the light is fading. … Continue reading

08. September 2013 by admin
Categories: Garden Colour, Top Tips | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Yellow Plants for the Garden: A Yellow Scheme

How to Prepare a Seed Box for Sowing Seeds

Plant propagation achieved by sowing seeds is, for the amateur gardener, by far the most popular form of increasing plant stock. Generally in the United Kingdom, seed sowing is carried out between the months of February and May, and the … Continue reading

07. September 2013 by admin
Categories: Top Tips | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on How to Prepare a Seed Box for Sowing Seeds

Calendar of Garden Work for December

DECEMBER is the month for stocktaking and replanning. New beds and paths can be made and carpentry and constructional work can be done. If the weather and conditions are suitable, digging and trenching can continue. DECORATIVE GARDEN Protect any tender … Continue reading

07. September 2013 by admin
Categories: Garden Calendar, Gardening History, Plant Biology, Top Tips | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Calendar of Garden Work for December

Calendar of Garden Work for October

THIS is the month for autumn colour, when the last of the flowers are picked from the border and only a few chrysanthemums and dahlias remain where the frost does not strike. Start to tidy up all unwanted growth and … Continue reading

06. September 2013 by admin
Categories: Garden Calendar, Gardening History, Plant Biology, Top Tips | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Calendar of Garden Work for October

Calendar of Garden Work for July

A rewarding month for those who made an early start in spring. Continue to pick soft fruit and preserve it and make regular harvests of vegetables so as to use them in a young condition. DECORATIVE GARDEN Take soft-wood cuttings … Continue reading

06. September 2013 by admin
Categories: Garden Calendar, Gardening History, Plant Biology, Top Tips | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Calendar of Garden Work for July

Calendar of Garden Work for April

WHATEVER work is due to be done in April, seed sowing must go on, because a late start can spoil a display in the flower garden or cause vegetables to be woody and poor. DECORATIVE GARDEN Finish off the planting … Continue reading

06. September 2013 by admin
Categories: Garden Calendar, Gardening History, Plant Biology, Top Tips | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Calendar of Garden Work for April

← Older posts

Facebook

Get the Facebook Likebox Slider Pro for WordPress