Register with us or sign in
!Now I'm busily into planting up all the winter and spring crops - all my brassicas including kale, cabbages and purple-sprouting broccoli. My young purple-sprouting looks glorious - really well grown and leafy, though I do say so myself. But I always
be surprised to hear that this week I couldn't wait to get up to the plot and start picking. Even Paul braved the icy winds to give me a hand with the harvest. And why were we so excited? Because the purple sprouting broccoli was ready.Luscious green, purple
produced flower buds and the purple-sprouting broccoli which was cropping fabulously only a couple of weeks ago has gone to flower.It seems only a couple of weeks ago that I was harvesting tight clusters of purple-sprouting for the steamer but almost
the dog violet is a harbinger of spring. Right now, small clusters of heart-shaped leaves are taking on a renewed vigour while other plants in the garden die down. I can almost see the little flashes of deep purple that will dot the darkest corners of my
760Old Court Nurseries, Walwyn Road, Colwall, Malvern, Worcestershire01684 540 416www.autumnasters.co.ukWR13 6QEOpen 1 Aug-20 Oct: Wed-Sun in Aug, then daily 1 Sep-21 Oct, 11am-5pm. Adults/OAPs £3.50, under-18s free.parking,part-disabled,plants,public-transport
, are topped with an abundance of dark anthers quivering with purple pollen. As fast as the flowers come, they disappear. Each lasts a few days at the most and, although an established clump may produce scores of flowers, each one makes its own statement
Learn how to plant colchicums, and pick up advice on soil enrichment, drainage and corm planting depth, in Chris Bearshaw's video guide.summerMore advice on plantingHow to plant in wavesGrowing dahlias from seedBrowse a variety of crocusesChoose autumn blooming bulbs
Learn how to plant out marsh orchids, with Carol Klein's video demonstration from the Jungle garden at Berryfields.springMore advice on growing exotic plantsCaring for cannas video project.Growing exotic plants from seed.Planting eucomis bulbs.Creating an exotic container display...
Learn how to grow azaleas as Christmas-flowering house plants in Rachel de Thame's video guide, with tips on the best watering techniques.DecemberMore advice on growing azaleasPlanting up a pot of azaleas and campanulasLearn how to deal with rhodedendron leaf spotBrowse our colle...
, yellow, pink and purple in between.They grow in most conditions, but thrive in well-drained, humus-rich soil, out of direct sunlight. Avoid moving or dividing them once established.Hellebore varieties include:Bears clusters of saucer-shaped flowers