How to Revive Your Hanging Baskets This Autumn

Hanging Basket

How is your hanging basket looking now that the colder weather is here? If it’s not looking its best, then fear not – you are certainly not alone.  All too common a sight in gardens everywhere at this time of year, hang countless baskets which –having burst with colour all summer – now lay bedraggled and dried out, the glory days of summer behind them….Read More

Create A Bee Friendly Garden

Honey bee flying away

  The importance of bee’s Who doesn’t love wildlife visiting the garden? So why not choose your plants carefully to help encourage wildlife to make a return visit? Bee’s in particular are a highly important visitor to the garden. Bees pollinate a third of everything we eat and play a vital role in sustaining the planet’s ecosystems. Some 84% of the crops grown for human…Read More

LATE SUMMER PERENNIALS

Penstemon

As we reach high summer, it isn’t too late to add inspiration to your garden with colour and vibrant perennials. It is now a great time for perennials as they can flower up until as late as October keeping some life in your garden through summer and into autumn. The colour pallet of perennials is vast, that are intriguing to the expert gardeners just as…Read More

Summer corms and bulbs

Dahlia Bishop of Leicester

There are plenty of ways to fill your garden with colour this summer and it need not cost a fortune. If you have a greenhouse, conservatory or a spare sunny windowsill, packets of corms and tubers available from Notcutts now are a great way to start. As well as making beautiful cut flowers for the house, Gladiolus will add height and a cottage garden feel…Read More

Shady Characters

Geranium Macrorrhizum

Lots of shade loving plants come into their own early in the year whilst there are no leaves on the trees to block out valuable sunlight. Once they have flowered, many then concentrate on making huge leaves through what is left of the growing season or go into dormancy, dying back underground until they re-emerge the following spring to grow at an alarming rate. One…Read More