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My Mother said many years ago “You are at your happiest working in the soil and among your plants” as always she was right, pottering in the garden is still where I ike to be the most. My son is a Head Gardener and knows exactly what to do where and when, this certainly helps
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Silent in the trees, Standing cowardly, I can feel your breath, I can fear my death, I want to know you, I want to see, I want to say hello, hello.
I couldn’t help but notice the abundance of Butterflies busy feeding and in-turn pollinating our September garden flowers (despite the lack of an Indian Summer). So I wanted to learn more about the different types of butterflies that are making the most of the garden in September. Wikipedia is always my first port of call
A real gardener’s garden is born out of love, created with passion and fuelled by desire and takes many years to mature. It becomes a life’s work that is carved in the hillside with sweat and hard graft, a garden made with love never get’s old. Instead it grows, it blossoms into much more than
Time – A journey with moments so preciously fragile that they become life’s memory bliss! Join me on Stephen Pryce-Lea Head Gardener and International Horticultural Consultant iGrowHort – A Head Gardener’s Horticultural Journey of love, life and learning. SaveSave
Apple trees lend themselves to training their delicate young grafted stems to various shapes, namely Espalier tiers, Fan trained or Cordon fruit trees. So whilst many of us don’t have room for an orchard we can often create frame work or clothe a sunny wall with professionally trained fruit trees.
Perennial Sunflowers invite the late Summer’s Sun admits a shimmer of Autumn glow, inviting us to glory in its magnificent golden shine. This hardy perennial sunflowers loves to bask in the sun can tolerate dry soil and will add height to herbaceous border. Join me on Stephen Pryce-Lea Head Gardener and International Horticultural Consulatant
When you have a vegetable garden that’s producing faster than you can eat! It’s time to be inventive with vegetable recipes featuring at main meal time. If you are growing Courgettes you will know that they appear as if overnight and swell to marrow size in just a few days. During my transition to becoming
Fast growing and invasive Pye Weed is a tough back of a deep border filled with vigorous perennials it seems to prefer a free draining soil that retains moisture. Growing well along fast growing Helenium, Monarda, Anthemis and Eryngiums a combination that has the added benefit of flowering from Summer lasting late into fall.
I was just 16 years old the last time I showed any interest in succulents and alpine’s, however of late both my mother and I have begun to appreciate the increasingly popular succulent. So when the seed is sown, an idea begins to grow but when mother and I spend any time together we end
Fast growing climbers, vines and wall shrubs are always going to be in demand! Perfect for temporary screening or to add a glorious splash of colour to a drab wall, obelsik, pergola or Eifel Tower growing frame. Morning glory related to the common bindweed is a tropical relative that thrives in a full sun, poor
Horticulture continues to flourish in the British isles, a massive diverse industry that employe’s a vast number of qualified and practically trained individuals that have a passion for horticulture and it’s associated professions. The making of a Head Gardener however follows the non-commercial route and relies on experiences largely from the amenity sector. Having spent the
Have you considered providing for your families health through nutritional plant foods instead of relying on processed foods enriched by vitamin supplements that provide basic nutrition at best? I have fully embraced a vegetarian diet since the New Year, futhermore I have largely accepted a plant based diet. Follow my plant food diet journey as
Like many Head Gardener’s my working day starts at 7:30am, in reality I’ve probably already sent several emails, ordered gardening supplies, planned a daily work schedule, drank too much coffee ate too many croissants. My transition to becoming a vegetarian began quite by accident, I wanted to increase my fruit and vegetable intake. I didn’t
I was thrilled to learn that some of my favourite flex-tie garden essential items are now available to buy from Essentials Company online store.
Perfecting a cut-flower garden requires lot’s of planning, include easy to grow perennials that are guaranteed to perform. Plant a selection of perfectly pink Peony’s for a palette of frills, White Foxtail Lillies, Granny’s bonnets, Sweet rocket and first flush Roses. – Just a few of the Flowers available to invite the Summer into your
Reach for perfection and strive to achieve those life challenging goals, then and only then are you truly living my friend, long may you grow and flourish, for the Love of Gardens. Perched high on a sandstone ridge, the hall is a fine example of a formal Georgian mansion with immaculate lawns and topiary, vista’s
If like me your are passionate about plants then as the seasons change and Winter becomes Spring and us Gardener’s get to experience a colourful love affair with the beautiful bearded Iris. Depending on your location in the World your either going to be experencing Iris flowering anything from March to May. In the U.K