1. Category Archive: Green Fingers

  1. Winter Stems for Garden Drama

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    They rise out of the bare brown soil like flames from a rising phoenix and turn a bleak winter’s day into a firework display! Here’s some of the best winter stems to turn your garden into a wonderland! Cornus sanguinea ‘Midwinter Fire’ This gorgeous dogwood has multicoloured stems in shades of oranges and pinky reds …Read More

  2. Happy Holly-Days!

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    Fancy growing some holly to make your own Christmas decorations? Here’s some of the best varieties but first… a little bit of holly history… Holly has been a symbol of Christmas from the very start but its link to winter celebrations goes even further back deep into the times of superstition, magic and folklore.   …Read More

  3. A Beginners Guide to Growing Sweet Peas

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    It may be gloomy out there and the evenings may be getting darker and the wind windier and the rain… rain…ier – but don’t let winter ‘pea’ you off! Spring will come again and what better way to instill your confidence in warmer days to come than by sowing some sweet peas! Autumn through to …Read More

  4. The Dark Arts of Deadly Nightshade

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    Halloween may be over for another year but there is still something dark and dangerous to be found hiding in hedgerows, woodlands and even your own garden! There has been a lot of hype in the last couple of years about the increase in Deadly Nightshade growing in the UK. I too have noticed that …Read More

  5. All You Ever Need To Know About Pumpkins!

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    It’s that time of year again – when the howls and laughter of spooks and witches mingle with the swirls of Autumn leaves and fingers are nearly severed by parents everywhere attempting to carve out the endless stringy entrails of Halloween pumpkins… Yes for us in Britain – the pumpkin isn’t really the most appetising …Read More

  6. A Warm Glow from an Autumn Memory…

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    The nights are slowly drawing in and thoughts are starting to turn towards cosiness and crumpets! The garden is starting to wind down and attempting to warm itself up with the help of the slow burning embers of late flowering perennials. One such beauty is the stunning Physalis alkekengi – otherwise known to us children …Read More

  7. And it burns, burns, burns – The Ring of Fire!

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    It may be getting colder but there is alot about autumn and winter to look forward to and what better way to enjoy it than to make a fire, toast some marshmallows or sweet chestnuts and the odd jacket potato wrapped up in tin foil secreted into the glowing, crackling depths cooking away as you …Read More

  8. Tickled Pink!

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    September already and summer is holding on by a thread as fine as a spiders web! But there are still many plants that are working hard and refusing to let go of their summer dresses. One of which is the good old garden pink! This group of plants often gets overlooked as autumn flowerers but …Read More

  9. Memories of Sandringham Flower Show

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    Last week saw the annual Royal Sandringham Flower Show welcome visitors to it’s 134th show! Although it isn’t an RHS show, it has an immense and very loyal following and is attended every year by HRH The Prince of Wales and HRH The Duchess of Cornwall who are often accompanied by a famous guest or …Read More

  10. A Geum of a Plant!

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    From sunny midsummer beacons heralding hot days and balmy nights, setting gardens alight with their fiery passion to shy pastel lanterns gently glowing in a damp corner… There are many different varieties of geum – so whether you are looking for something to thrive in a damp, shady spot or tuck into a warm, sunny …Read More