Right plant, right place. Did you know not all herbs require full sun? Dappled shade, or morning sun with afternoon shade, are both more than acceptable for herbs like mint, tarragon, wild bergamot, angelica, lemon balm and even parsley.
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Going round the garden centre is hungry work. Our new Spring menu has got you covered, with something tasty for any time of day. On offer now in WGC restaurants and cafés.
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03/22/2017 at 10:55. Facebook
4 FUN FACTS about Pansies & Violas.
1. Pansies have four petals pointing upwards and one pointing down. Violas have three petals pointing up and two pointing down.
2. According to myth, pansy leaves, which are heart shaped, were used to cure a broken heart.
3. The Celts made a tea from the dried leaves and used it as love potion, to capture their true love!
4. In German and...
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Snake's head fritillarias are a delightful early spring bulb. Their bell shaped flowers are perfect for rock gardens or raised beds or naturalising in a wildflower border or a lawn. They like well drained conditions and best to choose a spot where the soil does not dry out too much in summer. Do you have any in your garden?
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A Wyevale Garden Centre Mother's Day Prize Draw, Week 3. It is Mothering Sunday this coming weekend. Everyone loves plants as a present, especially Mums on Mother's Day. For your chance to win a £30 Wyevale Garden Centre gift card voucher, tell us which houseplant is your mum's favourite and why in the comments below and we’ll pick one lucky winner at random tomorrow at noon. This is the last...
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It's forsythia time! How is yours doing? The flowers appear on the previous year's growth so good pruning at the right time is key. The time to prune is straight after flowering to allow maximum time for new growth, for next year.
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03/18/2017 at 10:56. Facebook
We are getting very excited for the BBC Gardeners World Show at the NEC Birmingham 15-18 June. Our show garden is being designed by Claudia de Yong Designs and she is creating a wonderful space which evokes scent, romantic creativity and elements that can be recreated at home. Show visitors will be invited to walk through, to experience the garden up close and take home inspiration for their...
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Did you enjoy last Friday's return of BBC Two's Gardeners World as much as we did? The highlight had to be Carol Klein's interview with Beth Chatto. Her 'right plant, right place' philosophy for planting is perfection. So in the coming weeks, we will look at different plants and consider where they grow best. To start, damp dappled shade areas can be a problem for gardeners. If you have such a...
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Gardeners need bees. This time of year, bumblebees emerge from hibernation. But they all wake up at different times and it is common to discover a still-hibernating bumblebee as you garden in late winter. If this happens, the Bumbleebee Conservation Trust has loads of good advice. [ Bit.ly Link ]
Are you thinking about some veg growing this season? Beetroot is a good choice for the novice kitchen gardener. We have lots of advice on our website. [ Bit.ly Link ]
To keep the stems of dogwood grown for winter colour nice and bright, prune them now before new growth begins. Cut back to about two buds, which will look a bit drastic but you will be glad you did next winter.
This week's Mothers Day prize draw is over on our Little Diggers Facebook page. Feel free to have a look and enter there. [ Facebook.com Link ]
The scented flowers of phlox are ideal for attracting bees and butterflies to your garden. Colours range from blue through to white and pink and they can last up to 5 weeks. A must for most any garden style.
Hello Monty, hello Nigel & Nellie! It's back on tonight, BBC 2 from 8 pm. We are really looking forward to this. If you agree, Like this with a ❤ symbol on the Like button, not just a thumbs up. Let's see how many
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Are you going to have a kitchen garden this year? Think you don't have the space? You might have more than enough, veg and herbs can be grown in containers too or just add some in between your perennials in the border. Let us know your plans for Grow Your Own this coming season.
The Primrose Zebra, just one of the many cheery primrose types available to brighten up your winter planters. For tips on how to pot them up, see our website [ Bit.ly Link ].
We are getting excited for all the lovely spring flowering shrubs about to come into flower. Like exochorda, sometimes called 'The Bride' because of its arching branches covered in tiny white blossoms.
A Wyevale Garden Centre Mother's Day Prize Draw, Week 1. Everyone loves plants as a present, especially Mums on Mother's Day. For your chance to win a £30 Wyevale Garden Centre gift card voucher, tell us which flower is your mum's favourite and why in the comments below and we’ll pick one lucky winner at random tomorrow at noon. There will be 2 more opportunities to win. T's & C's are here: [...
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Only 3 more Sundays until Mother's Day! What are you doing for your Mum on March 26th? Houseplants are always a good gift. And while you're at it, treat her to a free lunch on us (participating centres only, subject to availabilty). All the info is on our website: [ Bit.ly Link ]