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Estate garden

... Pileostegia viburnoides Rosa 'Albertine' Rosa 'Madame Alfred Carriere' Rosa 'New Dawn' Trachelospermum jasminoides Roses Rosa canina Rosa 'Cardinal Richelieu' Rosa 'Moonlight' Water plants / Moist soils Butomus umbellatus Iris...

The Halifax Garden - 'These Four Walls' - Silver

... is a green canvas of grasses with splashes of colour from other plants including Iris , Hemerocallis , Knautia , roses, Thalictrum and Aquilegia . Planting is soft, simple and easy to care for. A unique feature in this garden is the...

Barnsley House Spa Garden - Silver

... Pinus Polystichum setiferum Red lettuce Ribes Rodgersia pinnata Rodgersia sambucifolia Roses Rosmarinus officinalis Salvia officinalis 'Purpurascens' Santolina chamaecyparissus Sedum 'Herbstfreude' Sempervivum ...

Growing for Life at Boveridge House - People's Award

... Iris sibirica Polygonatum multiflorum Thymus vulgaris Aquatic Nymphaea 'Marliacea Carnea' Roses Rosa 'Felicite Perpetue' Rosa 'Madame Alfred Carriere' Rosa 'Paul's Himalayan Musk' ...

The Laurent Perrier Garden - Silver Gilt

... tolerant and structures that are deftly crafted from natural chalk materials. Soft, delicate planting, abundant with roses, irises, peonies and gentle wild meadow-flowers, is set within the formal structures of chalk rock (Totternhoe Clunch)...

All dried out

... lavenders, shrubby germander Teucrium fruticans, lambs ears Stachys byzantina and geraniums. Herbs, olive trees and rock roses Cistus and Helianthemum and all those silvers, blues and pinks that work so well in summer gardens. It's not really the...

High summer

... are some of the jobs you need to think about. Keep deadheading plants that need this to generate more flowers such as roses. Its best to hold off planting now until the autumn when you can be sure that plants will have good moist conditions....

Jobs for late summer

... summer bulbs such as Alliums - these will look great next year at a fraction of ready grown prices. Keep dead-heading roses for continued flowers and cut back hardy geraniums to encourage a second, smaller flush of late flowers. In the fruit...

Why prune

... potential. Decorative pruning Puning to promote flowers and fruit Many plants benefit from pruning, inlcuding roses, wisterias or fruit trees. The basic principle is the same: Limit the amount of leaf and shoot growth (vegetative growth)...

How to prune

... possible to avoid increasing damage later. Use caution when cutting existing ties from wall shrubs, especially for thorny roses. The stems can be under great tension and spring outwards unexpectedly. A good pair of safety glasses will be your...

Independent Age - Golden Years

... active and independent in later years. The garden is viewed through a simple wooden structure closed in by climbing roses. Two yew screens dominate the garden representing life's obstacles and concealing the unknown. Between them a narrow vista...

Trinity - The ubiquity of three

By Anita Applegarth. Winners of last year's Best Small Garden award at the show, this year the students are back with a design inspired by the timeless concept of Trinity - i.e. three distinct elements combining to make a united whole. ...

January

... seeds for the summer - you can do this in the warmth of your lounge while looking out at the garden. Finish pruning back roses and other shrubs that need controlling. Clean up the last of the leaf fall, especially keeping it off lawns and out...

July

... Keep feeding your plants and borders and start dead heading plants that need this to generate more flowers such as roses.. You can carry on planting shrubs and trees but stick to container grown plants and water well throughout the summer....

August

Jobs for High Summer Keep deadheading plants that need this to generate more flowers such as roses. Its best to hold off planting now until the autumn when you can be sure that plants will have good moist conditions. But if you are going away...

September

... summer bulbs such as Alliums - these will look great next year at a fraction of ready grown prices. Keep dead-heading roses for continued flowers and cut back hardy geraniums to encourage a second, smaller flush of late flowers. In the fruit...

October

... year at a fraction of ready grown prices. You'll get the choice of the new stock from mid September. Keep dead-heading roses for continued flowers but start pruning some of the other shrubs that need controlling now. In the fruit garden pick...

November

... - these will look great next year at a fraction of ready grown prices. There's still plenty of time. Keep dead-heading roses for continued flowers and formation prune trees and shrubs. There are some great books available to help you or call in...

December

... and early summer bulbs such as Alliums - these will look great next year at a fraction of ready grown prices. Prune back roses and other shrubs that need controlling now. Cover ponds with netting to catch the first leaf fall. Finish autumn...

As darkness falls

... appear in nature. It is worth avoiding plants with white blooms, whose dead petals cling to the plant, such as roses and the white form of lilac. Superior choices include spring-flowering snowdrops , the white flowering bleeding heart ...