Jobs for the Garden in July

July is a good month to trim conifer hedges to keep them under control. Conifer hedges have received a bad press recently, mainly because of the notorious Leyland Cypress. These can grow very tall very quickly and are too vigorous for a small garden; if neglected, they can quickly become so large they can be a nuisance. As with all … Read More

Gardening Trends

Changes in gardening habits Things move at a gentle pace in the horticulture world, we don’t tend to change our gardens just like that. Instead, we like to see things grow and to enjoy the fruits of our labours, so fashions naturally take some time to have an impact. Nevertheless, certain trends do tend to catch on, sooner or later, … Read More

Sheena’s Plant of the Month: Phlox paniculata ‘Eva Cullum’

Phlox paniculata ‘Eva Cullum’

Phlox paniculata is a garden classic, considered by many people to be the backbone of a summer border. The variety ‘Eva Cullum’ has particularly striking bright pink flowers that last through to mid-autumn. It has a heady scent that will attract butterflies and bees and is an excellent plant for cutting. Partner with penstemons, roses and hardy geraniums for a … Read More