Foliage plant of the moment Nandina ‘Blush Pink’: Plant of the Month

Every so often, a plant comes along that makes you question whether it’s actually real or not! Nandina ‘Blush Pink’ seems like some mythical being with it’s unusual pink leaves, which later transform to pillar box red. It’s an incredible show off. Well, as the saying goes ‘if you’ve got it, flaunt it’… Nandina is…

Winter garden star Sarcococca ‘Winter Gem’: Plant of the Month

The winter garden just isn’t complete without the lean mean perfume machine that is Sarcococca! Also known as Sweet Box (a name which is much easier on the tongue!) this fantastic evergreen shrub is easy to grow, versatile and one of very few winter fragrances for the garden. It’s a crime that most gardens don’t…

10 reasons this bird food will make your birds happy!

The choice of bird food on the shelf in the garden centre can be bewildering, and not to mention expensive. And, did you know that some mixes are stuffed with cheap filler ingredients which only keep the pigeons happy? Why not invest in a premium, balanced mix that will satisfy all our feathered friends through…

Plant of the Month: the easy care plant Delosperma

Is there truly a plant that will look after itself? A plant that you won’t have to worry about when you go off on holiday? An easy care plant that will save you pounds in those ‘thank you for watering my plant’ gifts.. The answer is yes, and it’s a plant so tough that it…

Unusual gifts for gin lovers this Christmas!

The popularity of gin is rising and rising, and you’ve no doubt got a few gin lovers on your Christmas shopping list this year! But, there’s only so much gin you can drink (you may disagree!) so why not consider one of these unusual gin-themed gifts? From lip balm to bath salts, make your own…