Monthly Archives: March 2011

The Edible Garden Show 2011

   Described in the Times as “Learn about growing – and cooking – you own fruit and veg and poultry keeping” did not do this show justice in my humble opinion. The show was held in Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire – home … Continue reading

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Ramblings 12th March !

What a week this has been for us gardeners! Tuesday I woke up to a heavy frost and yesterday it was 15 degrees! Do not be fooled though as it could still stay cold for a while yet! Even if … Continue reading

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Rhodochiton atrosanguineum

Rhodochiton atrosanguineum (See below for growing tips)   Chinese Purple Bell Vine – Extremely beautiful rapid growing climber that starts flowering in June and continues until killed by frost. Delightful parasol-shaped fuchsia pink calyx with black/purple to crimson 2½in flowers … Continue reading

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What to do in the garden – Second Week of March

In The Flower Garden Plant lily bulbs in pots for colourful summer displays Prune shrub roses to low new shoots Cut back overgrown honeysuckle stems close to their base, just above new shoots Trim back old shoots of perennials left … Continue reading

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National Gardens Scheme The Yellow Book

Monies raised from garden openings has enabled the National Gardens Scheme to donate over £2 million to its beneficiaries each year. More than £20 million has been donated to charity since the National Gardens Scheme began in 1927. The Yellow Book … Continue reading

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