Eryngium x zabelli ‘Neptunes Gold’ update

Eryngium x zabelli ‘Neptune’s Gold’ Breeder Neil Alcock told The Plant Enthusiast at Four Oaks Trade Show this week about his discovery of ‘Neptune’s Gold’ as a seedling in his garden, and the 7 years of plant trials that followed the discovery. This included the terrible winter conditions of 2010/11 where ‘Neptune’s Gold’ survived temperatures…

When taking cuttings…

When out talking to gardening clubs I often find that people come forward with very inventive solutions to gardening problems. One lady explained at a meeting recently that when taking cuttings she is often caught out by not having any of the tiny plots that they need. Her solution is to use the tops from…

Have you heard?

“Plants, from roots to riches” is an incredible programme on the radio at the moment (Radio 4) which I just have to share with you. The programme is presented by Prof. Kathy Willis who is examining the links that we have with plants. Spiritual. Physical. Intellectual. This in depth, fascinating programme asses leanest research and tells…

What a lovely poem

While pottering on the internet today I stumbled across this rather lovely poem, reading it in today’s world it does come over as rather sexist, but if you can overlook that it is great fun… She dug the plot on Monday –the soil was rich and fine,She forgot to thaw out dinner – so we…