Magnolia: Easy but Choice

As March comes to an end and the sun begins to start regularly showing its face again, its safe to say we’re going to be in for a period of enjoyable weather in the coming weeks and months. Although spring seemingly started earlier with help from a mild winter, the early warm weather has certainly helped plants get a head start – the tulips have already begun bursting into flower! The same can be said of Magnolia which are just coming into their best and are a sure sign that spring is well underway. We’re in for a lovely flowering period from these beautiful trees at the Aberglasney this year….

Arisaema: Unusual buy Easy Plant for Spring

The weather’s started to become kinder and dry spring days are more of a regular occurrence in the garden. The bulbs and shrubs are out in force at Aberglasney and everything else is slowly but surely bursting into growth. With so much going on it’s becoming almost impossible to keep up with everything that’s coming into flower. Narcissi and even some Tulips have started emerging and the Magnolias have started to flower clearly having appreciated the milder winter. Between all the elegance and spectacular flowers there’s also some very interesting bulbs to be appreciated – although they should technically be…

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…

Narcissus, our national flower, has a lot more to offer than we realised

Spring is upon us nice and early signified by those few days of warm sunshine that broke up the dreary rainy days of late winter that we’ve become oh so used to. Despite the cold nights and wet ground, we’ve been having some great gardening weather, and one of the greatest things about gardening in springtime has to be the presence of the early flowering plants that serve as a welcome reminder of why we do what we do. At Aberglasney, the snowdrops, Hellebores and Crocus have been wonderful this year. Looking around the garden today, it’s encouraging to see…