Monthly Archives: May 2011

Gardening with Grasses – Books for gardeners

It is now the right time to plant ornamental grasses in your garden and not in the autumn when nurseries try to promote them. Warm season grasses such as miscanthus, panicum and pennisetum flower in late summer and are at … Continue reading

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Hemerocallis dumortieri – the earliest flowering daylily

Hemerocallis dumortieri is the earliest flowering daylily in my garden and for this reason alone it deserves our attention. Daylilies are deservedly popular as they are easily grown perennials that flower over a long summer season. In America their popularity … Continue reading

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Tulips in Pots or in Gardens

The tulip season is coming to a premature end in the Netherlands with temperatures hitting 28 degrees (82F) this weekend. Tulipa sprengeri is coming into flower weeks earlier than normal, but every cloud has a silver lining as this early … Continue reading

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