Calling all Galanthophiles…

News has just reached Plant Enthusiast Towers that the ‘Ultimate Snowdrop Sale’ will take place on Saturday 24 January at Myddelton House Gardens in Enfield where hundreds of Gardening enthusiasts and Galanthophiles come to purchase rare and unusual snowdrops. The sale starts at 10:30 until 12:00. Entry to the snowdrop sale costs £3.50 on arrival…

Shrewsbury wins Britain in Bloom 2014

Volunteers in Shrewsbury will be celebrating this week after their town was named Champion of Champions at the annual Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Britain in Bloom Awards Ceremony, held in Bristol last night. Europe’s biggest community gardening campaign, Britain in Bloom, now run by the RHS, is in its 50th year. There were an astonishing 71 finalists.…

Forcing flower bulbs for Christmas

One of the frequently asked questions that we receive here at Plant Enthusiast Towers is how to force Flower bulbs, such as Hyacinths and Paper White Daffodils. Often people try to force these bulbs with limited success as they do not all come into flower at the same time. If you follow these instructions carefully then…

Leaf or seed pod?

Some orchids, such as Phalaenopsis and Dendrobiums can produce baby plants which grow out from the end of the flower spike or at the base of the plant. These are called Keikis. A keiki will develop, partly because there are more hormones present at the end of the flower spike, but also if the temperatures have…