Fuchsia Giants Collection - 10 Plants - £9.99
Petunia Orchid Picotee Mixed F1 - 36 plug plants - £12.99
Verbena F1 Quartz Mixed - 72 plug plants - £15.99
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Plum blossom in my back garden.
This is a Victoria Plum and is always one of the earliest trees
/ shrubs to flower in the spring and looks magical against all the
bare twigs at the time. It also worries me in case there's a
frost which kills the flowers, it makes the difference between 6
plums or 60lbs of plums - looking good this year.
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Morning Glory - Heavenly Blue.
One of my favourite flowers and a must-have annual every year.
Sow the seed in March and by late May to June, they're ready
to go outside. They do great in large containers, make sure you
give them plenty of space and you'll have a endless succession
of perfect flowers every day as long as you dead-head them in the
Ipomoea to buy - More pictures
Autumn - Boston Ivy - Parthenocissus
This plant will
thrive in sun or shade and is very accommodating in this respect
being useful to cover something unsightly, though being deciduous,
only for part of the year! The leaves are redder and stay on the
plants in this colouring for longer the more sun they get.
Boston Ivy to buy - More pictures
- A world
An ethereal world made
so by the application of water vapour in the air and a few degrees
change in temperature, isn't it great that the world can change
so fundamentally so easily?
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Gardening takes a plot of land, a hoe and willing
muscles. Scratching the soil, harvesting garden fruits, are peaceful
results. With a garden, there is hope.
The greatest gift of the garden is the restoration
of the five senses.
Gardening is a way of showing that you believe
Garden: One of a vast number of free outdoor restaurants
operated by charity-minded amateurs in an effort to provide healthful,
balanced meals for insects, birds and animals.
Henry Beard and Roy McKie, Gardener's
Gardening is ultimately a folly whose
goal is to provide delight.
of mists and mellow fruitfulness, Close bosom-friend of the maturing
sun; Conspiring with him how to load and bless with fruit the vines
that round the thatch-eaves run.
From John Keats
is a labour full of tranquility and satisfaction; natural and instructive,
and as such contributes to the most serious contemplation, experience,
health and longevity.
Just living is not enough ...
One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.
Hans Christian Anderson
Gardening is the art that uses flowers and
plants as paint, and the soil and sky as canvas.
The most noteworthy thing about gardeners is
that they are always optimistic, always enterprising, and never
satisfied. They always look forward to doing something better
than they have ever done before.
Vita Sackville-West, 1892 - 1962
Gardening is medicine that does not need a
prescription ... And with no limit on dosage.
A garden really lives only insofar as it is
an expression of faith, the embodiment of a hope and a song of praise.
Russell Page, The Education of a Gardener, 1962
I don't think we'll ever know all there
is to know about gardening, and I'm just as glad there will
always be some magic about it!
I also know that we should cultivate our gardens.
Gardening is an exercise in optimism. Sometimes, it is a triumph
of hope over experience.A garden is
a delight to the eye and a solace for the soul.
Half the interest of a garden
is the constant exercise of the imagination.
Alice Morse Earle, 1897