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Get down in the dirt - Guest Blog

Although I may curse when clay-laden earth is clagging up my boots and tools, soil is truly an amazing thing. Too often we look to the plants first and forget that it is the soil that provides them with almost everything that they need. It is its...More >
Tags: matthew Haddon, soil, autumn planting
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Elks-Smith Design Garden at RHS Tatton Flower Show

Life After Hampton with Kate Hart

Last year, garden and landscape design student Kate Hart from Sparsholt College created our show garden at Hampton Court. Since then, the calendar has been busy and Kate has had an exciting year. When asked what has happened since Hampton Court 2014...More >
Tags: Elks Smith Garden Design, Kate Hart, garden design, sparsholt college, RHS Tatton
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The chilli room at The PIG in the Forest

What's 'growing' on at The PIG in the Forest

Visiting The PIG in the Forest is always a pleasure; the smoky scent from the wood burning oven spreads through the air and the flourishing kitchen garden is full to the brim with fruit, vegetables and just about everything else you can imagine. In...More >
Tags: The PIG in the Forest, The PIG Restaurant, greenhouse, kitchen garden
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Tolly McRae

An interview with Tolly McRae

This year, our stand at RHS Chelsea is going to be packed with some stunning extras. British company Tolly McRae will be providing a collection of luxury picnic blankets and throws. We caught up with the owners, Helen and Danielle, to find out a...More >
Tags: Tolly McRae, blankets, luxury, picnic rugs, RHS Chelsea Flower Show.
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Carpet of Crocus at Royal Botanic Garden, Kew

Spring at Kew

We are enormously proud of our partnership with Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and it’s always a pleasure to be invited up there. May is a fantastic time to visit with the beautiful colours of Spring lighting up every corner. Take a look at what’s going...More >
Tags: royal botanic gardens, kew, Kew the music, Marianne North, Kew on a plate
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Matthew Haddon, Garden designer, grass image

To mow or not to mow...

With the arrival of May comes the season of the lawn mower. Unless you are lucky enough to have a ride-on mower to play with, it could be that mowing is yet another chore and an unwanted distraction from the greenhouse ! There are, however, other...More >
Tags: Lawn, grass, mowing, spring, wildlife, gardening
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Pots of pansies grown by the gardeners at Thrive

What's going on at Thrive?

Thrive is a charity that uses gardening and horticulture to change lives. We visited their garden in Battersea Park to see what the gardeners had been up to. There were many projects underway, each planting bed has been carefully planned and comes...More >
Tags: Thrive projects, plants, London, greenhouse
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