A guide to spring-flowering bulbs in the garden – planting ideas from January to May in kaleidoscopic style

  Bulbs in the spring garden. The text and images are timely in this piece, looking through the late winter and spring months January through to May, though it was originally written for a September story when the bulbs and corms would be available for planting. There are practical tips and hints planting of course,…

The RHS London Orchid Show – 6th April 2018 – A truly extravagant show and worth another look? Definitely.

This 2018 show, on this day, was by far and away the busiest and most well attended of any show the RHS has put on in its London Halls. And what exceptionally well informed folk, public and exhibitors alike. It was a real treat, shuffling along from one stand to the next. Worth reprising I…

The RHS Spring Show – London

Just a few bits and bobs from the Spring Plant Fair this past Friday, twinned as it was with the spectacular Orchid Show in the adjacent Hall. Some rather fine succulents and cactus, air plants aplenty and beautiful primroses. And a little tour of London town, as I made my way back through Westminster to…

THe RHS London Orchid Show – 6th April 2018

A day in town, visiting the Royal Horticultural Society Orchid Show at the Horticultural Halls by Vincent Square. Me and rather a lot of other folk - this was by far the busiest I have ever seen one of these London shows and speaks to the quality, calibre and quantity of exhibitors with their amazing…

A Celebration of Snowdrops (and a few more choice beauties) at the RHS London Early Spring Show

Well this is either going to be your thing, or not - one huge gallery of snowdrops from the RHS Early Spring Show in the Horticultural Halls in London which ran over the past couple of days. Harveys Garden Plants uppermost, and W&S Lockyer providing the most excitement. A few Hippeastrums in there too from…