August 2018

Gardening with Asthma

I thought I would revisit an article I wrote a couple of years ago…It concerns a garden that was devised specifically  for…. Asthma Sufferers…. It was featured at Bloom id say about 5 years ago…the garden in question was one which allowed people with hay fever or asthma an opportunity to step into a garden […]

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Puglia & its Plants

Italian style gardens have remained a constant with me. I love there their meticulous geometric design style of straight lines and circles, there gravel courtyards, surrounded by overflowing flowers. Typical Italian gardens are made up of walls, pools, boxwood hedges, olive trees, the classic slender Italian cypresses, lavenders and ficus trees. Then there is the

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50 Shades of Roses

The Art of Growing Roses is something that I have admired from afar. If one is going to take growing roses seriously then it requires commitment, lots of time and a bit of passion. There are though greater men than me, who understand roses and all there requirements, and one of those men is legendary

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The Garden Colour Scene

As a young lad working in my parents Garden Centre, I had many an enquiry that perhaps, I was not sufficiently qualified to entertain. One specific one, stuck in my mind for many years, it concerned an elderly lady, who wanted to create a ..White Flowering…only planting scheme for her whole garden. This sounded at

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