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Cut back on cutting back

Post date: Tue, 21/07/2015 - 15:07

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds has been encourages people to ‘Give Nature a Home’ this summer by allowing gardens to grow.

Earlier this year RSPB received a number of reports from concerned people about plants being cut back.
With July and August being predicted for sunny spells, it’s not unusual to hear or see people enthusiastically trimming back garden foliage, often using speedy electric tools that give vulnerable wildlife no chance of escape.

Opening weekend for Fairweather’s

Post date: Tue, 21/07/2015 - 15:04

Fairweather’s Wholesale Nursery in Beaulieu opens its doors for just one weekend a year. On Saturday and Sunday August 1st and 2nd visitors can see behind the scenes of one of the south’s leading producers of perennials. The nursery specialises in agapanthus and lavender, as well as introducing many new perennials such as ‘Trollius Dancing Flame’, at last year’s Chelsea Flower Show.

Made in Chelsea

Post date: Tue, 19/05/2015 - 10:05

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show opens today 19th May and runs until 23rd May.

Founded in 1804 and this year sponsored by M&G Investments,The RHS Chelsea Flower Show organised by the Royal Horticultural Society is the place to see cutting-edge garden design, new plants and proves year on year to be an inspiration to keen gardeners everywhere.

Toby Buckland’s Garden Festival at Powderham Castle

Post date: Sat, 02/05/2015 - 09:06

Toby Buckland’s Garden Festival on the 1st and 2nd May at Powderham Castle, Kenton, near Exeter, Devon on Friday 1st May & Saturday 2nd May is a must for gardeners

A two-day garden festival celebrating the best in gardening with leading specialist nurseries from throughout the West Country, held in the picturesque surroundings of Powderham Castle. A much anticipated family fun event with live music, good food and a high profile gardening speaker programme.

May Day - Cranborne Garden Centre is gearing up

Post date: Thu, 30/04/2015 - 11:30

Cranborne Garden Centre is gearing up for its official launch over the May Day weekend (2nd to 4th May) where visitors old and new are invited to join in the festivities.  The Garden Centre will host a range of activities over the weekend and will showcase its future plans.  Saturday 2nd May will see The Anonymous Travelling Market joining in the fun with stalls, local producers and live music throughout the day. 

Exhibition of Studio Work at Stone Lane Gardens

Post date: Thu, 30/04/2015 - 11:15

On Saturday May 2nd – Sun June 14th at Stone Lane Gardens there's an opportunity to look at the Studio Work of Dominic Hills. Dominic has been painting at Stone Farm for the last 10 years. He exhibits with the Edgar Modern Gallery.  His use of patterns and natural forms compliments the beauty of the birch and alder trees at Stone Lane  Gardens.


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