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10 favourite shrubs

Buddleia davidii ‘Black Knight’ (butterfly bush) Walk into any garden and most of the plants you see come from other parts of the world. Buddleia, the butterfly bush, originates from the Sichuan and Hubei areas...

My garden tours are a big hit

Over the past eight years, I have led 20 garden tours around the world. My first tour was a cruise around Italy and to Croatia, starting in Rome and visiting Florence and Sicily and...

Golden memories of great Welsh garden Powis Castle

In May, I will be taking a group to North Wales to see some of the loveliest gardens there. One of them is Powis Castle garden, just outside Welshpool. I have been there twice before. The...

Hedges damaged by heavy snows get the chop

We knew this would be the outcome. The heavy snow of winter crushed many plants, especially hedges throughout Metro Vancouver. We could see the damage right away. The snow came so fast overnight and...
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Chelsea Flower Show 2017

Chelsea Flower Show, the classiest garden show in the world, will be held this year from May 23-27 on the famous Chelsea Hospital site next to the River Thames in London. You can find out...

Longwood introduces another winning clivia

Longwood Gardens, the magnificent 1,077-acre garden estate built by Pierre du Pont, is a wonderful place to visit any time of year. When I visited in March, the conservatory contained thrilling displays of orchids, echium,...

Philadelphia Flower Show was again a knockout

Philadelphia Flower Show, the world's oldest and biggest garden show, was again a huge success this year with the theme, Holland: Flowering the World, a homage to Dutch horticultural expertise. It was the third time...

David Austin introduces more beautiful roses

Austin roses has introduced several new varieties over the past few years, including Sir Walter Scott, Desdemona, Roald Dahl, Bathsheba, The Ancient Mariner, Olivia Rose, The Lady of the Lake, Poet’s Wife and Imogen. To...

Six for success: Smart rules for gardeners.

Remember plants are living things. If you neglect them, don’t feed them, don’t care for them, force them to live in the dark when they need light or in the hot sun when they...
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Lovely gardens of Lawrence Johnston

What few people know about Lawrence Johnston, the great British garden maker, is that he was almost left for dead on the battlefield during the First World War. A friend just happened to spot his...

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