• Red Currants
  • WoodBlocX
  • Chaenomeles ‘Pink Lady’
  • Scarecrow in the Rudbeckias
  • Bee on Verbena
  • Hoverfly on Angelica
  • Papaver somniferum
  • Teasel and Ladybird
  • Himalayan blue poppies (Meconopsis baileyi)
  • Clematis Montana ‘Elizabeth’ and ‘Grandiflora’
  • Tulipa ‘Ice Cream’
  • Pear Blossom
  • Blackbird
  • Spring Snowdrops
  • Forcing Rhubarb
  • Chinese dogwood (Cornus kousa var. chinensis)
  • Acer palmatum ‘Bloodgood’ – Acer palmatum ‘Orange Dream’ – Acer palmatum dissectum ‘Garnet’
  • Acer shirasawanum Aureum
  • Mitraria coccinea Lake Puye form (Gesneriaceae)
  • Myosotis (Forget-me-not)
  • Hibiscus syriacus ‘Oiseau Bleu’
  • Calamondine
  • Buddleia
  • Clematis
  • Leucojum Gravetye (Giant Snowflake)
  • Geranium
  • Rosa “Red Velvet”
  • Iris
  • Chinese dogwood (Cornus kousa var. chinensis) – Seedpods
  • Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding Heart)
  • Rosa “Remember Me”
  • Rowan
  • Sweetpeas
  • Snowdrops

Our Allotment


A photographic diary of the progress on our Allotment in Knotty Ash, Liverpool.   August 2014 Well, it's that time of year again! Saturday saw the 2014 Ashfield Allotments Flower and Vegetable Show and we entered 21 classes, including Jams & Chutneys and Photography. When it came to the day we were disappointed in some of … ...

Gardening Articles


Jobs to do in September

Flower/Plants Prune rambling roses Cut back perennials once they have finished flowering Collect seed from perennials and store in a cool place Take cuttings of lavender Cut everlasting flowers and seed heads for use in indoor … ...


Plant of the Month for September – Japanese Anemone

Our plant of the month for September is Japanese Anemone. Japanese Anemone are beautiful plants, are very easy to grow and flower their heads off from August through to the frosts. During September they are at their best when there are few other … ...

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Creating a Natural Wildlife-Friendly Garden Environment

Creating a garden that is a little more accessible to the local wildlife isn’t a difficult task but does take a little planning. One of the simplest ways to provide a safe and animal-friendly garden is to recreate a garden that emulates a natural … ...


Plantpal Watering Globe – Review

I came across this product whilst looking for ideas to keep my house plants watered while away on holiday. I have seen similar self-watering products in garden centres over the years and have actually tried the ornate glass versions but this … ...