Summer season of tea parties

Summer season of tea parties

Join Joanna Lumley and Horatio’s Garden this summer by taking up teapots, baking favourite cakes and putting on Fabulous Summer Tea Parties.

Join the kids garden group

Join the kids garden group

A new Garden Gang Facebook page to get children outside and involved in gardening has been launched by Haskins Garden Centres. The Facebook page provides parents with regular updates suitable for children, including how to encourage wildlife into the garden, an array...
Rare chance to visit country house

Rare chance to visit country house

Hatch House Open Garden is on Sunday June 2, in aid of Salisbury Hospice Charity Described as idyllic, Hatch House is in the heart of the Wiltshire countryside. By kind permission of Sir Henry and Lady Rumbold, the annual Open Garden is a great event for all the...
Competitive Summer in the city

Competitive Summer in the city

The popular City Garden Competition is now open to anyone who has a garden in Salisbury city – private, pubs, community groups and schools. Gardens are awarded Bronze, Silver or Gold and open to all, whether an old hand or new. Organisers Salisbury City Council...
Growing to love shady gardens

Growing to love shady gardens

By Sara Milne sara@thegardeningpr.co.uk A shady garden can be a beautiful retreat if you plan properly and give it a little bit of TLC. Shady gardens need character as well as beauty. Shade is seldom constant. It varies according to the season and time of day, so the...
Enjoying spring gardens

Enjoying spring gardens

Spring is here, and what a better time to visit gardens and see the beginnings of flowers bursting into life? Valley News has picked out two gardens for you to enjoy in the coming month of April. Sunday April 14 The Old Vicarage, Shaftesbury. A stunning award-winning...
WEST STOUR VILLAGE PLANT SALE

WEST STOUR VILLAGE PLANT SALE

Visit West Stour Plant Sale from 10am to noon on May 4 at Church House in the centre of the village. Usual extensive selection of bedding plants and perennials is on offer. The Village Hall is open for refreshments, cake sales, and a raffle. Parking is in a nearby...
It’s that blooming time again

It’s that blooming time again

National Trust garden teams in the South West go out into the gardens on Monday, February 11, to count blooms for the annual Valentine’s Day Flower count. Spring is just around the corner and winter is on its (br)exit. But there’s some confusion in the flower world:...
Gardening advice to achieve year-round colour

Gardening advice to achieve year-round colour

Gardeners should set up their garden by planning ahead for the changing of the seasons and choosing a combination of plants to ensure year-round interest. Alasdair Urquhart, in-house plant expert at Haskins, recommends the top five plants for year-round interest:...
How Brits are switching energy to save costs

How Brits are switching energy to save costs

Innovations in both energy markets and the way consumers throughout the world engage with energy suppliers have created an environment of change. In the UK specifically, Britons are making moves to switch energy providers at a higher rate than ever before. There are...
Snowdrops show signs of Spring

Snowdrops show signs of Spring

The snowdrop is the first flower of the year to show its nice white blooms. Often the snowdrop blossoming is a sign that Winter is transforming to Springtime. Therefore the snowdrop symbolizes hope, the hope that this Winter will finish too, that new warmth will enter...
Horatio’s Garden weekend of celebration

Horatio’s Garden weekend of celebration

Horatio’s Garden Annual Food and Plant Fair is on Sunday, June 17, from 11am to 3pm at Horatio’s Garden Salisbury (Salisbury District Hospital). The free fun event last year attracted more than 1,400 visitors. Celebrated garden designer Cleeve West, who designed...

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