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- Install raised beds 24 February 2017
- Prune summer flowering clematis now 22 February 2017
- The Royal Horticultural Society needs your help 20 February 2017
- Over 80 gardens around the country are opening for the National Gardens Scheme Snowdrop Festival 17 February 2017
- The nation’s favourite summer bedding plants have been named 15 February 2017
Plant of the Week: Roses
‘A rose by any other name would smell as sweet’, said the Bard, and whatever name they go by roses undeniably take the prize for the most delicious scent in the garden. Perfume adds yet another dimension to a flower already blessed with perfect petals in a kaleidoscope of romantic colours.
Since it’s prime rose-planting time right now you’ve got the perfect excuse to add to your collection. From palest pink climber ‘Madame Alfred Carriere’ to swoon-inducing Bourbon rose ‘Madame Isaac Pereire’, there are dozens of roses which major on scent – so fill your garden with sweet, spicy perfume this summer!
Grow bags are incredibly useful throughout the garden: just pop them anywhere you want to grow plants but don't have soil, like the edge of a patio or outside the back door. They give you an instant growing space for sweet peas, annual climbers like morning glory, or productive herbs, vegetabl…Read more
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Keep mint within bounds
Always plant mint in a container as it's a rampant spreader which will rapidly swamp your herb garden. You can always sink it, pot and all, into the soil to make it look more natural growing among your other herbs. There are plenty of varieties to choose from: peppermint makes wonderful tea, while pineapple mint is prettily variegated.