Make your mark with colours in the garden

Colour is so important. We spend hours deliberating over the colour of our new car purchase. We enjoy the experience of being served- and devouring- colourful foods. We fill our gardens and window boxes with brightly coloured flowers and glossy foliage. We also spend a lot of time deciding on which colours to paint the…

It’s time for Wisteria hysteria!

I asked you guys to paste up your Wisteria photos to my Facebook page, and boy, the screen was soon covered in all shades of lilac! We certainly are experiencing ‘Wisteria Hysteria!’  

Checklist of plants that are harmful to dogs

We all know what dogs are like when they get excited on a long walk and end up rummaging around and get filthy; but did you know that out in the countryside there are far worse things for your dog than some mucky paws? The team at Conservatory Land have collated some of these plants and how…

‘Life at no. 27’ tells us why she began ‘growing her own’

Mr Plant Geek recently asked me ‘What is it that gets you going?’ Don’t worry, I thought the same thing, then quickly realised he meant about gardening… my smut-free answer was: “It has to be the magic of growing my own produce from a tiny inconspicuous seed, it gets me ridiculously excited every time I…

Is Iris-mania about to sweep the nation? Here are 5 of the best!

If anyone ever asks me my favourite flower (which is my least favourite question..), I usually mumble Iris. But, I think it actually IS my favourite. I have fond memories of painting an Iris on a stone for my Nana when I was at school. I also used to marvel over her Bearded Iris patch,…