Posted in June 2010

Perennials for Late Summer Colour

Perennials for Late Summer Colour

Perennials are a great way to get  late summer colour.  Creating a garden full of colour during the summer months is easy but as we head towards August and September a lot of our plants start to look tired and past their best. Summer bedding plants are popular with many people because they provide an … Continue reading

Growing Carrots in Containers

Growing Carrots in Containers

Trying to grow carrots on our allotmet in Hitchin has always met with failure! This year I thought I’d try something different. I stumbled across these woven sacks in the Marshall’s seed catalogue and thought they’d be perfect for growing carrots in. They’re sold as potato Gro-Sacks but in fact you could plant almost anything … Continue reading

Easy Plants for a Front Garden

Easy Plants for a Front Garden

Front gardens often get neglected and dismissed when it comes to plants. But a small area can still look great if planted well. Choosing low maintenance, slow growing evergreens is one way of providing texture and colour all year round. This courtyard front garden worked well keeping the planting simple with interesting foliage. Euonymus are … Continue reading