North and South

It always fascinates me (and sometimes frustrates me), that some plants will grow well in all parts of Britain while others will only flourish in certain parts. Take meconopsis, the blue Himalyan poppies. In Scotland they are almost weeds, the cool, moist conditions there reminding them of home. Here in Berkshire, where it is milder […]

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Hosting Climbers

How do you grow your climbers? Against a trellis, covering a fence, over a pergola? While there is nothing wrong in this approach, why not mimic what climbers do in the wild, and give them another plant as a host?┬áIf you decide to adopt this approach, there a few points to consider. Firstly is competition. […]

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