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    Autumn Treasures at the Sir Harold Hillier Gardens

    After an amazing summer, autumn seems determined to compete. A group of garden journalists, including myself, were fortunate to take a guided tour of the Hillier Gardens with head gardener, David Jewell and the one-ma...

    9th October 2018Places to Visit12 reading right nowRead More »
  • Asters

    Peak Aster

    If you harbour doubts about the usefulness of asters in the garden, can I recommend a visit to Waterperry Gardens where the borders are made brilliant with these vibrant autumn flowers. Just at the point when their summer...

    26th September 2018Places to Visit21 reading right nowRead More »
  • nematodes

    Begone Leatherjackets and Chafer Grubs!

    An email reminder from Nematodes Direct and the purchase of a discounted hose-end nematode applicator at the local garden centre reminded me that now is the time to apply these biological controls to avoid foxes digging up th...

    19th September 2018Timely Advice7 reading right nowRead More »
  • lettuce

    Autumn Colour at Perch Hill

    My own garden seems somewhat lacking in colour at the moment and what colour there is, is fairly low key as I wait for the asters to add some vibrancy. The same cannot be said at Perch Hill, Sarah Raven’s garden near Br...

    10th September 2018Places to Visit9 reading right nowRead More »
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