Long Flowering Viola cornuta

Long Flowering Viola cornuta

Long Flowering Still looking beautiful as summer slides into autumn, the long flowering Viola cornuta is a small (up to 15cm), but tough, border plant .  Its clear blue flowers start in late spring and continue all the way through to September.  It performs well in...
Scented Phlox

Scented Phlox

Scent is often something that is overlooked when we are choosing plants for our garden.  We are captivated by flowers and colours and forget the added pleasure of fragrance.  During this long, warm and dry summer I’ve been sitting outside in my garden almost...
Plants for Shade

Plants for Shade

Most gardens have at least one area that is in the shade.  This could be caused by nearby buildings, walls, trees or hedges.  But it is still possible to create a beautiful and interesting feature out of a shady area by using plants are adapted to cope with woodland...
Raised Beds or Growing in the Ground?

Raised Beds or Growing in the Ground?

Late winter/early spring is a good time to get prepared for the new growing season.  It is an ideal time to get your beds and borders ready for planting.  Raised beds are becoming increasingly popular with gardeners as they are easier to maintain than ground beds and...