Christmas wish list for gardeners

Christmas wish list for gardeners

With the festive season fast approaching, inspired by Grow, the lifestyle show for gardeners, Manoj Malde of Couture Gardens has put together this Christmas wish list.   Every year this show takes place in the trendy area of Hampstead. Since the show started it...
GROWING YOUR OWN BOUQUET

GROWING YOUR OWN BOUQUET

  ‘Bread feeds the body, indeed, but flowers feed also the soul.’ The Koran There is a revival of growing your own – fruits, vegetables and herbs, but also flowers to dress your home. More and more people are starting to keep a cutting patch in their garden or...
Low Maintenance Gardens

Low Maintenance Gardens

LOW MAINTENANCE GARDEN Many people these days are time poor. If they have a garden, they want to spend limited amount of time working on it but maximum time enjoying their outdoor space. Architectural gardens can be high maintenance. They need to look manicured at all...
HERBACEOUS PEONIES

HERBACEOUS PEONIES

  Peonies are the cream cakes of the flowering world ‘naughty but nice’ and no classic English border should be without them. Peonies do not tolerate waterlogged soil but will do well in clay soil so long as they have good drainage. Start with bare root plants...
WINTER GARDENS

WINTER GARDENS

We all suffer the winter blues. We look outside and every thing seems dull and dreary. It does not have to be that way. By selecting the right plants, we can add structure, form and colour in the garden. Evergreen plants such as Fastigiate Yew, Holly and Pittosporum...
TRILLIUMS

TRILLIUMS

Trilliums grow wild in the forests in North America. The rhizomes are found just under the leaf litter surface so don’t plant them too deep. If planted shallow, the roots contract to drag the rhizome down to the optimum level. If planted too deep the rhizome cannot...