The 21 best self-seeders in Beth's Gravel Garden
The 21 best self-seeders in Beth's Gravel Garden

Self seeders - integral to Beth's Gravel Garden design. The 21 drought-tolerant perennial, biennial and annuals which thrive in the drought tolerant conditions here in Essex.

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14th May 2021 IN Advice
Plant combination ideas in May
Plant combination ideas in May

Glorious May plant tapestries for your garden

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30th April 2021 IN Advice
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
 
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