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Lavender, Cat Mint (Napeta), Annabelle (Hydrangea Arborescnes), Russian Sage (Perovskia Atriplicifolia) and a shrub rose combine to really set off this border.
Lavender makes a great addition to any border by attracting bees and other pollinators to the garden, so if you can find a space and fit some in.
Ken’s Weekly Tips – Keeping Thyme looking at its best
Thyme is a wonderful herb, and to keep it growing at it's best it needs attention and feeding just like any other plant in the garden.
It’s January, so let’s get planning our garden for the new growing year
January is the time to begin planning a new growing year, and poring over a seed catalogue or two is the perfect way to while away an evening.
Ken’s Weekly Tip – Pruning a Hornbeam hedge
With mid-green foliage with deep veins and serrated edged leaves that turning coppery-brown in autumn, you must keep on top of pruning a Hornbeam.
The quince is an unusual fruit. Is it like an apple or more like a pear?
Is the quince like an apple or more like a pear? I was lucky enough to find out from quince expert Andrey Ivanov at Wilkin & Sons, Tiptree.
Ken’s Weekly Tips – Colchium, a marvel amongst plants
No, it's not a crocus although it's often mistaken as a crocus. It's called Colchium, and it's a flower that brightens any autumnal garden.
Gardening With Ken – It’s been a great year for the greengage
A perfectly ripe greengage is a joy to eat, and the team at Wilkin & Sons in Tiptree certainly know a thing or two about this fruit.