The RHS Great London Plant Fair 2014 – Tulips and Daffodils

Tulips on display from HW Hyde & Son, at the RHS Great London Plant Fair today at the Horticultural Halls. The event is open this evening and tomorrow and is as colourful and fragrant affair as one could wish. This tulip display won a coveted Gold Medal from the judges. And of course, when there…

Diary Notes

My Diary.. Busy, busy this week - gardening on Monday and Tuesday despite the poor weather - much clearing of leaves and aerating a very compacted lawn and then  a trip to London for the excellent RHS Shades of Autumn show. These pictures are from the show - there have already been slideshows but they…

The Bold and the Beautiful – Tulipmania

I'm reprising three earlier posts, now that bulbs are arriving in garden centres and nurseries - tulips and narcissus, hyacinth, crocus and all manner of buried treasure. Tulips won't mind being planted later in this year, even into November, though the choice will become more limited as stocks go down. Buy now and keep them…

Molten lava….

OK, so it's not a phase. Officially, Orange and more Orange. A return visit to the RHS gardens at Harlow Carr (near Harrogate in Yorkshire) and so much to see!  Small in comparison to RHS Wisley, but still packing in the excitement and seasonal interest. Planted containers full of tulips, in vibrant and jewel-like combinations,…