Tips for Growing Sweet Alyssum

Sweet alyssum (Lobularia maritime or Alyssum maritimum) is a woody stemmed perennial that spreads and forms mats, making it a good ground cover.  It is originally from Europe and western Asia.  Sweet alyssum rarely gets more than nine inches high.  It can, however, grow as tall as a foot and spread as far as a foot.  The leaves are narrow and have whitish hairs on them.  The flowers are white or pinkish, small, honey-scented, and form dense ... Read more

Shapes and textures matter to Beth Chatto

The gravel garden at Beth Chatto is inspired by a wadi or dry river ... Read more

Shapes and textures matter to Beth Chatto

The gravel garden at Beth Chatto is inspired by a wadi or dry river ... Read more

Guide to Growing Yellow Corydalis

Corydalis (Corydalis lutea) is native to all of Europe, including ... Read more

Guide to Growing Yellow Corydalis

Corydalis (Corydalis lutea) is native to all of Europe, including ... Read more

1 cup, 2 cup, 3 cup more

Any parent will tell you that leak proof cups are rarely that and ... Read more

Guide for Growing the Cup and Saucer Vine

The cup and saucer plant (Cobaea scandens) is also called Cathedral ... Read more

Adjusting pH in Your Garden

If you have ever sent soil from your garden to a soil lab for ... Read more

Learn to Grow Jerusalem Artichokes

Jerusalem artichokes (Helianthus tuberosus) is a variety of sunflower ... Read more

How to Pickle Walnuts – part 3

 The brined walnuts have been drying for a few days now and they ... Read more

Hampton Court Palace Flower Show – Part 2

 One of the highlights at Hampton Court was the display from ... Read more

Hampton Court Flower Show – Part 1

 I was so thrilled to get a ticket for this years Hampton Court ... Read more

Hampton Court Flower Show – Part 1

 I was so thrilled to get a ticket for this years Hampton Court ... Read more

How to Grow Loquat

Loquat (Eriobotrya japonica or Mespilus japonica) is also called the ... Read more

Me and Mine project [June 2017]

The Isle of Wight holds such a special place in my heart.  Not least ... Read more

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