Caution towards Oak Imports

A group of Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) traders and growers are urging importers to ensure oaks being brought into the UK not only comply with current legislation to combat Oak Processionary Moth (OPM), but are not sourced from Italy’s recently declared Pest Free Area (PFA). [Read more…]

Thyme for Herb Gardens

chives herb garden

Herb Gardens – Try planting a selection of tasty herbs valued as much for their ornamental appeal as their flavour and your garden will look almost too good to eat! From sage to thyme, rosemary to clipped bay and flowering chives, combine herbs valued for their ornamental beauty to produce long-lasting displays as well as regular pickings for the kitchen. [Read more…]

Caerhays Splendour Set For Spring

Caerhays Splendour

Caerhays Estate is delighted to announce the brand new Hybrid Magnolia named ‘Caerhays Splendour’ is set to flower in March 2015. The new plant has been hybridized by the Caerhays Estate Head Gardener, Jaimie Parsons, who was shown first-hand how to hybridize by his Caerhays predecessor Phillip Tregenna. Hand pollinated in 2000 and grown from seed, ‘Caerhays Splendour’ when in flower, will reveal beautiful dark pink blooms. [Read more…]

Protect the Bee

honeybee development

Local school children have learned how to help protect the British honey bee after meeting a beekeeper at a new homes development in Brixworth. [Read more…]

A Gadget For Gardeners

Fiskars Garden

Fiskars new Cuts+More Scissors – quite possibly the world’s most versatile scissors – combine multiple tools in one, giving gardeners help with jobs large and small. [Read more…]

Autumn Colour With Heuchera


With an inspiring range of cultivars with coloured leaves and flowers to choose from, Heuchera is nominated as HTA’s Plant of the Month for October and is part of the Plan it Plant it this Autumn campaign. [Read more…]

Barts Goes Flower Power

Chelsea Show

Secret speakeasy bar Barts is going flower power in honour of The Chelsea Flower Show this year, which will take place from 21st-25th May 2013. [Read more…]

Des res for our feathered friends

Bird Box

According to the RSPB, nest boxes are an excellent substitute for the holes found in old trees that many birds like to nest in, but are becoming increasingly hard to find. [Read more…]

Spring Blooms At Guernsey Floral Festival

Floral Field - Guernsey

Floral Field – Guernsey

The Floral Guernsey Spring Festival is the first of three week-long celebrations held on the island each year to showcase Guernsey’s stunning flora and gardening trends. [Read more…]

Hampton Conservatories Opens in London

Hampton Conservatories

Hampton Conservatories

County Antrim based company, Hampton Conservatories Ltd, opens a new showroom in London on 19th September 2012. The showroom, which is located at The Chelsea Gardener, just off London’s Kings Road, marks a key milestone for the firm, which has managed to achieve significant growth in export markets despite the current downturn. [Read more…]