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I love roses and I can’t remember a time when roses weren’t in my life.  As a small child, I remember that Grandad had 6 standard rose trees standing to attention in circular beds cut into the lawn.   520 more words

Well, This is Indeed a Great Honour...

Keep The Green Clean and Ghost Wood / Greenstead Slopes have both been given prestigious RHS Neighbourhood Awards from Colchester in Bloom!

Two of the ‘Greenstead Wombles’, along with myself, went along to the Colchester in Bloom AGM this evening to receive both of the fabulous framed certificates from the Deputy Mayor of Colchester, Cllr Theresa Higgins. 89 more words


Easy Gardening for Children

Spring is round the corner and so it is the perfect time to think about planting projects for school. I have been look at the RHS site which has a great children’s page with lists of easy flowers, vegetables and fruit to sow at this time of year. 19 more words

Putting the Art into the RHS Chelsea Flower Show – a preview of the Artisan Gardens.

Putting the Art into the RHS Chelsea Flower Show – a preview of the Artisan Gardens.

I have a confession to make – the Artisan gardens are my favourites. 2,170 more words

Garden Design

Secret Sunday

We’re getting ready for the RHS’s Secret Sunday on 1st March.  They’ve asked us to display our London-grown garment. It will be its first public appearance since it was made.   89 more words


RHS Seed Scheme

How often do we subscribe to organisations or take out memberships and yet fail to take full advantage of them? I have been signed up to the Royal Horticultural Society for almost 20 years, and the National Trust for longer (having joined at birth, obviously), but take advantage of little that they offer, very rarely. 878 more words