Tag: Winter

A winter warmer for Hedychium and Brugmansia

A winter warmer

Better to be prepared than to lose the living plant. A timely cover of straw, laid loosely on top of the crowns of Hedychium spicatum and Brugmansia aurea…

What to do in your fruit and vegetable garden in Scotland: FEBRUARY

Many typical winter tasks can be done in February, such as: preparing the ground for spring seed sowing, planting new fruit trees and bushes and pruning apples, pears…

What to do in your fruit and vegetable garden in Scotland: JANUARY

Happy New Year! Jobs in the garden at any time of the year are weather dependant. If you are planning activities then it is a good idea to…

Hygrophorus hypothejus- the Herald Of Winter

The appearance of Hygrophorus hypothejus– commonly known as The Herald of Winter- traditionally signals the beginning of winter and the end of the mushroom season. Hygrophorus mushrooms- commonly…

What to do in your fruit and vegetable garden in Scotland: DECEMBER

Here is a list of jobs to do in your fruit and vegetable garden in December: Harvest kale, leeks, Brussels sprouts and winter salads while they are in…

Variegated barrier

Forming a dense barrier of glossy evergreen leaves; Trachelospermum jasminoides ‘Variegatum’ is worth growing in a sheltered situation. The foliage of this cultivar has white banding and shows…

Hakone grass

Hakonechloa macra; is a perennial, clump forming, grass. It is named after Mt. Hakone, on the island of Honshu, Japan and is a monotypic genus. The foliage browns…