Tag Archive | "Exotics"

How to have a beautiful garden all summer

Thursday, September 3, 2015

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How to have a beautiful garden all summer

Will Giles from the Exotic Garden in Norwich suggests ways to maximise your garden.  http://www.exoticgarden.com/blog/about-the-garden/ Traditional gardens with herbaceous borders come to a crescendo in June and early July and then gently wither and fade into their autumn colours. Many years ago I also used the more traditional border planting that goes with this style […]

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Less Growing Days highlight hardiness issues

Thursday, September 22, 2011

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Has anyone noticed the decidedly Autumnal feel in the morning and evening now that the days are getting shorter? This is a sure sign that growing days for many plants are starting to reduce. Sad to think that very soon I will be starting to protect some of my exotic and tropical plants in the […]

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Dazzling Dahlias

Monday, September 21, 2009

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Dazzling Dahlias

Dahlias are doing well this Autumn. .The key to success is a really good rich soil with plenty of organic material, a regular pruning, possibly staking as the plants grow ever taller and the occasional feed.http://www.bbc.co.uk/gardening/plants/plantprofile_dahlia.shtml What I love about these plants is that they flower at a time when the garden needs a real […]

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Maybe bananas can bear fruit in UK?

Saturday, April 18, 2009

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Read this amazing story published in the Independent last year : A plant enthusiast has shaken the horticultural world after successfully growing dozens of bananas in a British domstic property for what is believed to be the first time, Mike Hilliard, 64 bought three musa japonica plants two years ago to provide shade at his […]

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Falling in love with exotics

Friday, April 10, 2009

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English gardeners have been fascinated with exotics since the Victorian times. These unusual plants from far away places seem to have hypnotic qualities which makes exotic gardening extremely rewarding. What exactly is an exotic plant? To find out, read these enthusiastic words from Will Giles, the guru of exotic gardening : “In my view, for […]

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Exotic Garden feels the heat

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

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This picture of Will’s Giles front garden could easily be a scene from the Caribean – it is actually located in the centre of Norwich right next to office blocks, factories and within 500 yards of Delia Smith’s beloved Norwich Football Ground. Every inch of the garden is crammed with wonderful tropical and exotic species […]

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Exotic Gardens capture UK passions

Thursday, June 26, 2008

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The Gardeners World Exotic Garden was recently voted the most popular by viewers which confirms that gardeners become hooked once they see what an amazing effect you can create with the bold foliage, exuberant colours and luscious scents of exotic plants. Will Giles Exotic garden in Norwich opened last weekend and is open all summer […]

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