Gardening with Ken - July

It’s mid-summer and it’s time to prepare the garden for holidays and relaxing family times. Your annuals have been in at least a month now and so it is time to remove the dead and dying heads of flowering bedding plants if you haven`t already. This stops the plant setting seed which in turn stops…

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Posted in Gardening By Ken Crowther On 27th July 2011 | 0 Comments

Bulldog Tools - Down Under!

Occasionally we get sent in stories about our tools – here’s one set in Yorkshire and Australia… “I’ve recently discovered your website and found it very interesting so I’ve written a note which I thought might make someone smile. Many years ago as a young lad I spent some time in the Australian bush with…

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Posted in Things we like By Stuart Elsom On 12th July 2011 | 0 Comments

Hampton Court Flower Show Begins

Hampton Court Flower Show Begins

It may be Independence Day, but something truly British also occurs today: the start of the Hampton Court Flower Show. The show is different from Chelsea in that gardeners have the opportunity to buy plants – but what a place to do it! – it’s the largest flower show in the world! We thought it…

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Posted in Exhibitions By Stuart Elsom On 4th July 2011 | 0 Comments

RHS Edible Garden: The Hampton Court Flower Show - The Build Continues

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As we are nearing the final weekend before Hampton Court opens, the garden is really taking shape. Plants have begun to arrive and are being laid out to plant. The Olive trees have now been planted with the vibrant purple of the lavender surrounding them. The garden features a whole range of crops and flowers…

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Posted in Exhibitions By Stuart Elsom On 30th June 2011 | 0 Comments

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