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10 Tips on Meadows and Prairies in The Garden

Friday, February 17, 2017 @ 03:02 PM
posted by Elizabeth

It’s that time of year when we think about summer flowers so we talked about meadow and prairie style planting during last night’s #WoolliesAskAlison. Here’s the round up: Meadows often combine wildflowers and native grasses sown as mixed seed to give a ‘scatter’ effect Flowers in meadow may be annual or […]






Have You Heard about Sky Pencil Holly?

Monday, February 13, 2017 @ 08:02 AM
posted by Philly

If you’re looking for an eye-catching new tree for your garden, then you might want to think about Sky Pencil Holly. Otherwise known as Ilex crenata, what makes it stand out is that it’s never more than two feet wide, even if left to grow wild. Some people manage to […]






Composting – The Great Recycle

Friday, February 10, 2017 @ 09:02 AM
posted by Elizabeth

As we start to clear away old growth from borders, last night’s hints were all about Composting: “The great recycle”. And if you’ve got a gardening query? Why not join us for #WoolliesAskAlison, our gardening q&a every Thursday 8-9pm on twitter. Here are all the details you need! Composting often attracts a […]






Ten Tips on Growing Sweet Peas

Friday, February 3, 2017 @ 09:02 AM
posted by Elizabeth

Huge thanks to Alison for the great #WoolliesAskAlison last night – here’s your round up if you missed it, all about how to grow fantastic Sweet Peas… Start choosing your varieties of Sweet Peas for a fabulously fragrant supply of cut flowers this summer: Sweet peas are Hardy Annuals: you […]






Understanding Your Soil…

Friday, January 27, 2017 @ 05:01 PM
posted by Lizzy

As you consider what to plant this spring, take a moment to understand the soil: it really matters… Soil has 3 layers: top soil, sub soil and underlying rock; you work the topsoil but the others influence what grows Clay in topsoil holds water and nutrients but clay subsoil drains […]