Monthly Archives: March 2010

Vietnamese trees to be grown in UK

March 17, 2010 0 comments

UK garden and greenhouse experts have taken it upon themselves to help save an endangered plant in south-east Asia.Vietnamese horticulturalists have been trying to reverse the fall in numbers of the Xanthocyparis vietnamensis, which is critically endangered.However, their efforts have… Read More

Famous greenhouse under threat

March 16, 2010 0 comments

A new report has suggested that one of the nation‘s most recognisable greenhouse structures could be closed if restoration work is not carried out.It is believed that Kew Gardens will have to spend in the region of £20 million to… Read More

Tomato Feast – Part 18

March 12, 2010 0 comments

Nothing surpasses the flavour of home grown tomatoes, and with hundreds of different varieties available to grow from seed, you can indulge a desire to grow just about any type you fancy. Greenhouse tomatoes can be sown as early as… Read More

Rare tulip on display in The Netherlands

March 10, 2010 0 comments

British garden and greenhouse fans who are passionate about horticulture may be tempted to head to The Netherlands this year for a display of extremely rare flowers.Keukenhof is playing host to an event themed From Russia with Love, with the… Read More

Peat compost phase out proposed

March 9, 2010 0 comments

A high-profile politician has called for the gradual phase out of peat-based garden compost.At present, amateur gardeners are responsible for around 70 per cent of the UK‘s peat compost consumption, but environment secretary Hilary Benn hopes to stop garden centres… Read More

How to Grow Thyme


These diminutive little plants are some of the prettiest in the herb garden, although being tiny you may have to get close up and personal to appreciate them fully. As with sage, the leaves contain volatile oils which are much… Read More

How to Grow Tarragon

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Tarragon is a half-hardy perennial (tender, but grows from year to year) that is very useful in a wide range of dishes and is a great partner for tomatoes, chicken and eggs. An attractive plant it is ideal for a… Read More

How to Grow Sage


There are several popular sages, all with strongly scented leaves and pretty heads of small flowers and all are used as both decorative plants for the flower border and for culinary use. Planted in a warm spot the volatile oils… Read More

How to Grow Rosemary


Rosemary is a real delight in the flower border as well as the herb garden for its wonderful blue (or white) flowers in March/April and sporadically throughout the summer months. The evergreen decorative narrow foliage is highly attractive, too. Traditionally… Read More

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