PLANTS

AND GARDENS

Members’ articles about the plants they grow and places they’ve visited.

We do it in the winter too!

We do it in the winter too!

We do it in the winter too! Garden visiting, that is. A group of members visited Knowle Hill Farm last week and managed to choose a rare day without rain.

Another beautiful plant

Another beautiful plant

On a recent Kent Group garden visit I saw this plant and thought it was most unusual and interesting.

Clematis armandii

Clematis armandii

Did you know that the very best time to prune Clematis armandii is immediately after flowering? Have you been seduced by Clematis armandii with its wonderful perfume and beautiful white flowers so early in the year, only to be bewildered by its prodigious rate of...

Some grasses grown from seed

Some grasses grown from seed

My presentation is called ‘Some grasses grown from seed’. I don’t want to explain how to grow grasses from seed but rather describe a few of my favourites,

After the snowdrops – celandines

After the snowdrops – celandines

Snowdrops, it seems, engender either love or a strange apathy – white blobs to some, to others their subtle variations a source of endless fascination. But when their season draws to a close a new one will begin for the connoisseurs of the lesser celandine

Winter into Spring

Winter into Spring

Winter turning into spring is one of the most evocative and wonderful times…

Confessions of a snowdrop addict

Confessions of a snowdrop addict

What non-amorous obsession could possibly lead a gardener to contemplate spending a couple of nights in February at a motel on Junction 5 of the M54?

Trees and shrubs from seed

Trees and shrubs from seed

The second talk given at our first Seedling Swap in April 2006 dealt with the pleasures and principles – and the few pitfalls – of growing trees and shrubs from seed.

Bulbs from seed

Bulbs from seed

In the third article based on the talks given at the Seedling Swap last April, Gill Regan shares…

A Purple Patch

A Purple Patch

– a period of success or good fortune.
What better way can there be…

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