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This week we decided to go one better and make a video. Once we created that, we decided to go the whole hog and create a YouTube channel.

Mix and match herbs

Mix and match herbs

You can tell it’s a Bank Holiday Weekend because it’s raining. But we don’t care – this weekend we’re all about herbs. With summer just around the corner (we hope!) now is the perfect time to plant a herb garden. We have 20 different herbs to choose from, including Tarragon, Parsley, Rosemary, Coriander, various types of Mint, assorted Sage, Fennel, Bay, Sorrel, Chives, Marjoram, assorted Thyme, Lavender, Oregano and Basil. We also have Artichokes and Nasturtiums. Sizes start at 9cm pots for £1.75 (buy 10 for £15 to set up a small herb planter), and we have larger Sage, Thyme, Parsley, Rosemary, Bay and Lavender plants too. We also have the usual wide range of garden perennials in stock. This weekend we’re also open on Monday, 10-4. Hope to see you there!...
Looking Good: Geum ‘Mrs J Bradshaw’

Looking Good: Geum ‘Mrs J Bradshaw’

As the season moves into late spring it’s getting harder to choose a highlight. We have lots of plants looking at their best right now, but this weekend we’ve picked Geum ‘Mrs J Bradshaw’ – we have a sneaky feeling you might be seeing a lot of Geums this year at Chelsea… Also known as Avens, this low growing hardy perennial sets many beautiful red/orange, semi-double blooms to brighten up your spring border. It’s easy to look after – remove faded flower heads to encourage further flowering, and prune back hard after flowering to rejuvenate the foliage. It likes full sun or partial shade, in all soil types except dry. Geums flower from late spring through to late...
Looking Good: Diascia ‘Blush Pink’

Looking Good: Diascia ‘Blush Pink’

New in, and looking good this weekend is Diascia Sundiascia ‘Blush Pink’ – a brand new series of Diascia bred to give an exceptional display of blooms over a very long period. More robust than other Diascia, with longer flower spikes, they will give a stunning display in containers and borders all summer long and well into the autumn. Slug resistant, Diascia Sundiascia ‘Blush Pink’ prefers well-drained soil in sun or part shade. Height and spread is 30-45cm (12-18”). A half hardy perennial, new shoots may be cut back by hard frosts but the crown will survive to -8°C – but it might be a good idea to take semi ripe cuttings in summer just in...