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Every serious gardener needs to know about Japanese garden tools. They are long lasting, practical and used for many precise gardening tasks. Whilst there are many Japanese gardening tools to consider for your toolbox, a hori hori knife offers plenty of multi-purpose benefits - and for those unsure about its various uses and benefits, here’s everything you need to know.
Putting in a new herbaceous border after 35 years!
There are so may jobs to be getting on with in the garden – yes even in cold February!
Its January and the weather is foul. I have not been able to get out so everything has been confined to the greenhouse where, to be fair, there is always something to be done. Two days ago the weather cleared for the morning and I did a walk around the garden. Many things are looking very sad as a result of the bashing the weather has given them, However some beauties are raring to go in early January. Daphne bollua for example has already sprung into life and with just a little sunshine the superb perfume from this amazing shrub will be realised...
This blog examines the value of re-potting plants...
We all love deer don’t we? Those charming pretty faces and beautiful spotted bodies appear to be lovely scared animals who wouldn’t hurt a fly – but that is not our experience...
What a delightful thought. All that colour appearing in the spring (and autumn if you plant nerine bowdensii) nodding and swaying in the breeze
To take cuttings or leave them in the ground?
The annual autumn question – do I lift and store or leave my dahlia tubers in the ground?