:: Grow Your Own Liquorice Plant Kit (£7) – Part of a ‘Grow Your Own…' series that also features the likes of green tea, venus fly trap and wisteria bonzai, this quirky kit is a comparatively cheap stocking filler or secret Santa gift.
ALPINES; Bonsais; succulents; box balls; bedding; bay trees; dahlias; roses; hydrangeas… all these and more have been fashionable at some stage in recent decades and some still are, while others are perhaps due a revival.
FOR anybody left disheartened by last week’s column and particularly the reminder that it’ll be the end of February before dusk comes after six o’clock, I have some good news, of sorts – there are only 40 days until the winter solstice.
THE RHS is calling on gardeners to learn to love the nation's 'car park' plants – robust, everyday shrubs often found dotted across urban landscapes as part of its national Greening Grey Britain campaign.
AS the weather cools down, plants will need covering, bulbs will need lifting or mulching and extra winter protection given to tender specimens which will have to be brought indoors if they are to survive the coldest months.