Dodecatheon: Shooting Star guaranteed to brighten up shaded areas in your garden

There’s something quite reassuring about typical spring weather; sunshine, showers, and cold winds. The season this year seems to have started a little early, but this cooler weather is holding many plants back which means spring will last a little longer than last year and that we should be in for a decent summer instead of a monsoon. Visiting gardens at this time of the year is especially wonderful as there’s a noticeable difference in the growth of different plants. What’s good about this cooler weather and the odd splash of rain is that plants are holding their flowers longer…

Tulips: Special Spring Bedding and Tulip Colour Combinations

It was just the other day we were appreciating the fine spring weather, only to be greeted with the knowledge that a late frost is on its way. Despite the sharp shock to the system, there’s still plenty to be pleased with in the garden. It’s been an excellent year for spring bulbs in both the formal and informal gardens here at Aberglasney. Spring bedding is one of our best displays. Most people would automatically think of summer bedding when bedding is mentioned, however, some of the very best displays happen in the spring season, not summer, in my opinion….

Designing Long Lasting Spring Displays

Spring comes and goes every year but rarely has the politeness to RSVP and let us know exactly when it’ll arrive. This poses a challenge for us gardeners as we try to make sure there’s a good early display that’ll continue flowering right through the season. Having a succession of flower throughout spring is crucial to creating and maintaining consistent interest in your garden and borders, and also works wonders to disguise the old flowers that are dying back with some beautiful new blooms. Later in the year once we get into late April the shrubs and perennials come out…