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The Latest Greatest Shrubs – Get a Jump-start on Next Year’s Garden

Shrubs are the easy-care backbone of any garden, whether you have sun or shade. And the National Garden Bureau (NGB) knows how to pick the most outstanding. Recently, I attended a virtual Garden Communicators International conference, where we were given a presentation of the NGB’s 2023 choices, from ornamentals to edibles. The official rollout for […]

Keeping Mandevilla in Your Greenhouse

Mandevilla, with their numerous, large, brilliantly colored flowers, are highly prized for the tropical look they give to summertime decks and patios. Knowing that these plants originate from South America, mostly Brazil, gives a clue to the conditions they prefer – warm temperatures and plenty of sunshine. In general, mandevilla need at least six or […]

Why Be Water Wise in the Garden?

Lately, I’ve given much thought to an age-old question, why do we garden?  First posited by Methuselah – I jest, but my favorite essayist, Sir Francis Bacon reasoned–and rightly so–in 1625, that the garden first created by the Almighty, remains “the purest of human pleasures. [and] the greatest refreshment to the spirit of man…”.  Bacon […]

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Making the most of your greenhouse in autumn

Now that the weather is starting become distinctly autumnal, it’s time to pick your last tomatoes and ripen them on the windowsill or greenhouse. Some green, blemish free fruit can be stored in a cool drawer, to be ripened in the fruit-bowl or in a paper bag with an over ripe banana, as needed during […]

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HARTLEY BOTANIC’S ANNUAL GLASSHOUSE & GREENHOUSE NEW YEAR PREDICTIONS

WHAT THEY EXPECT TO SEE IN 2023 Hartley Botanic is England’s most historic and respected Glasshouse and Greenhouse manufacturer. The Lancashire-based business, which by 2023 will have been running for 85 years, is known for the beauty, enduring strength, quality and performance of its Greenhouses and is the manufacturer of choice for leading horticultural organisations, […]