The most bee-friendly early spring plants
The most bee-friendly early spring plants

Some bees are emerging early this year and early nectar sources are so important for their survival: here are the plants we have observed them making a zoom for. Let's increase the buzz!

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23rd February 2021 IN Advice
Some of our favourite plants for spring
Some of our favourite plants for spring

As spring plants fly out of the nursery (we grow 90% of the plants we sell), we focus on our champions for spring.

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1st February 2021 IN Advice
Structure in the winter garden
Structure in the winter garden

Using seedheads to create winter interest is something we've always done at the Gardens, and it can benefit wildlife too. These plants create some beautifully frosty sillhouettes and are well worth leaving in place over winter for their architectural value.

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21st January 2021 IN Advice
Springtime shade plants in the woodland
Springtime shade plants in the woodland

Spring is the time for shade loving plants to come to the fore. In the woodland garden light levels are increasing, the soil is warming, plants are bursting forth. Every colour is reperesented, including a myriad green shades. Magic is in the air.....

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6th April 2020 IN Advice
Beth Chatto's must-have spring plants
Beth Chatto's must-have spring plants

Some of the best spring plants for your Garden, chosen from Beth's 100 must-have plants

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1st April 2020 IN Advice
Indispensable Elephant’s ears, bergenia
Indispensable Elephant’s ears, bergenia

Elephant’s ears, bergenia are one of the most indispensable and widely used evergreen plants here. Unfortunately, the genus does suffer from the fact that many people consider them untidy, rather boring and a perfect home for slugs and snails.

Very often seen in large sprawling mats of creeping rhizomes and fitting of this such bad press perfectly is...

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30th March 2020 IN Advice
50 days without rain and counting
50 days without rain and counting

How the Gravel Garden is surviving without rain (it is never irrigated) and the plants that can help prepare your garden against future drought.

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20th July 2018 IN Advice
 
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