New Talk available from June 2014

“Gardening on the edge – Coastal Plants and Gardens” is the name of Doug’s New talk, which is suitable for general interest groups such as WIs and Ladies Luncheon Clubs, as well as Gardening Clubs. Doug is currently reclaiming his garden after letting his house out for a few years, his new garden will have…

Honey!

Have you heard the latest gossip that seems to be rife on gardening blog sites? It would seem that honey is being used as a substitute for rooting powder. This is interesting as an idea and worth of some thought and reflection. Firstly most softwood cuttings in my opinion root very well, if taken in…

The longest one was 36 foot!

Well the clearance work is well under way at Stewart Towers, the lawn weed which reported in my earlier post has been felled and with a few enjoyable winters day bonfires has been disposed of, the shed has had new roof timbers and has been re-felted. Todays job has been to begin the clearing of…

I just love Tequila Sunrise

That is of course Fremontedendron Tequila Sunrise (although the other type of Tequila Sunrise is perfectly acceptable as well) It was bred at Junkers Nursery where they  crossed a rich orange form of Fremontodendron californicum with the large flowered bright yellow Fremontodendron ‘Pacific Sunset’ to produce “Tequila Sunrise” The result is a wonderful plant with distinctly  orange coloured flowers. Given…