Archive | September, 2010

Great Dixter offers autumnal plant ideas

30. September 2010

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Great Dixter offers autumnal plant ideas

This is one of my favourite autumnal plants – Fatsia Japonica or the Caster Oil Plant.Check out this attractive and reliable evergreen shrub that offers something for the garden all year round –http://www.myclimatechangegarden.com/blog/false-castor-oil-plant-japanese-aralia If you are looking for inspirational planting ideas there is an excellent event this weekend at Great Dixter. A chance to see this stunning garden  which […]

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UK Changing Climate delivers bumper fruit crop

26. September 2010

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UK Changing Climate delivers bumper fruit crop

Our unpredictable UK climate has delivered an excellent crop of fruit this year. Up and down the country, gardeners and farmers are reporting both brilliant quality and quantity. The apples and pears are huge,  the plums are  sweet and delicious whilst the blackberries are simply everywhere. Great to have a bountiful crop before our gardens […]

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Exotic English garden in September

24. September 2010

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Exotic English garden in September

If you are looking for inspiration to grow exotic plants in the UK you need to read thiswonderful blog: http://www.exoticgarden.com/blog/the-garden/ridiculously-exotic-at-urban-jungle-in-september/

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Old flowers help future climate change studies

22. September 2010

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Flowers picked up to 150 years ago in Victorian England show that old collections of pressed plants around the world can help the study of climate change, scientists said today: http://in.reuters.com/article/idINIndia-51655320100922

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Nuts about Bamboo

15. September 2010

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If you are looking for plants that can take whatever the weather throws at them –  maybe try Bamboo. Easy to grow, low maintenance, delightfully exotic and available in a range of wonderful colours. Check out the bamboo blog of Will Giles  http://www.exoticgarden.com/blog/ Buy plants at: http://www.hardybamboo.com/ http://www.athelasplants.co.uk/bamboo-c6

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Agapanthas bloom all summer

5. September 2010

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Agapanthas bloom all summer

Agapanthas have to be one of the most wonderful plants for ongoing colour in the summer garden. They can flower from May to late September, require little water and attention, bloom in a range of delectable blues and white and survive well in both pots or planted in borders.http://apps.rhs.org.uk/advicesearch/Profile.aspx?pid=60 Originating from South Africa, Agapanthas are […]

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Seasonal food guide

2. September 2010

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Enjoy the freshest, most seasonal fruit and vegetables. Click an ingredient or month to find out what’s in season, plus quick serving ideas, storage tips and recipes. http://www.startuk.org/eat/seasonal-selector.aspx#url=/eat/seasonal-selector/plants/basil.aspx   .

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