GARDENS TO VISIT Tulip lovers – and who isn’t? – should head to south London later this month for the NGS opening of a garden carpeted with them. Owned by Rupert Tyler, the National Director at Brewin Dolphin, and architect Charles Rutherfoord, 51 The Chase in Clapham has the biggest private collection of tulips in London. Expect to see 2,500 erupt into bloom, amid tree peonies and irises. A geodesic dome full of succulents and cacti makes a stunning Bond-style backdrop. Open 22 and 26 April. Check out the website for further details. Read more Clever tips to transform neglected outdoor spaces in time for summer It may not have a massive tulip collection, but who wouldn’t want a sneaky peek inside the garden of 10 Downing Street? Constructed in 1736, when Robert Walpole was PM, it is based around a half-acre L-shaped lawn. Roses line the main pathway through the garden, which also includes a small vegetable garden, a pond and a bronze sculpture by … [Read more...] about the best outdoor events in London, from pop-ups to garden openings
News / UK and world by Press Association April 16, 2018, 12:03 am FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter People should get out and garden in the coming days and weeks to make the most of a spring which “could be over in the blink of an eye”, experts said. The recent cold wet weather and weeks of cooler than average conditions means plants have remained in bud longer than normal, the Royal Horticultural Society said. But with sunshine and warmer temperatures forecast, there is likely to be a short, intense burst of spring flowering, as everything from magnolias to cherry blossom and wood anemones reach their peak. While the spring displays will be “magnificent”, they could be over within days as summer flowers take over, the RHS said. The society’s chief horticulturalist Guy Barter said: “I would urge people to get outside into their gardens or visit green spaces this weekend as spring could be over … [Read more...] about Don’t miss the brief burst of spring, gardeners urged
Western New York Hosta Society will hold its spring meeting at 2 p.m. April 22 at the East Aurora Senior Center, 101 King St., East Aurora. Photographer Jim Charlier will present “Garden Photos: Grow Your Know-How.” Pick up some tips and techniques for improving your garden photo skills. All welcome; free admission. Refreshments. Hamburg House and Garden Club will hold an installation tea at 6 p.m. April 24 at the Community Center, 107 Prospect Ave., Village of Hamburg. Members only. Judges Council of Eighth District of Federated Garden Clubs of New York State will meet at 10 a.m. April 26 at Brighton Community Church, 1225 Brighton Road, Town of Tonawanda. Member Evelyn Mietlowski will present a program on vermiculture to celebrate Earth Day. Horticulture to be judged will include narcissus, tulips and flowering branches. The design study is titled “Let’s Keep it Short – a Low Profile Design.” The Friends of Knox Farm State Park will host the … [Read more...] about Garden Notes: Your garden deserves better photos!
A well-laid garden aesthetically pleases the senses and imparts certain rusticity along with a touch of elegance to any landscape. Gardens are like lung spaces amidst polluted locales as they cool and cleanse the surrounding air. By evoking a sense of warmth, gardening curtails mental stress and can be a relaxing endeavour. Given the unparalleled boons, the pursuit of gardening is indeed a gratifying experience. But people shy away from growing plants giving many excuses. To overcome the reluctance, the concept of gardening has to be simplified. So, we approached Krishnaveni, who owns a plant nursery in Bengaluru, along with her husband, Naveen Kumar, a horticulture specialist, who does extensive landscaping as well. “On an average, there should be three plants per person to meet the oxygen requisites. Plants can be grown in as small as four-inch containers or pots at homes or on office desks,” she says. Whilst Krishnaveni elucidated the basics of gardening, the nuances … [Read more...] about Home & Interiors: Home gardening, simplified
News / Dundee by Lindsey Hamilton April 21, 2018, 6:05 am FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter A former bowling green is to be given a new lease of life as a community garden in a bid to help end food poverty for local residents. It’s proposed that the unused Lochee Park bowling green could be used in conjunction with the James Hutton Institute to produce a community-managed growing project. It’s anticipated that food grown there could help alleviate food poverty and health issues in the Lochee area. The local community regeneration area and Ancrum Road Primary would be additional partners and beneficiaries of the project. Elaine Zwirlein, Dundee City Council’s director of neighbourhood services, will ask councillors next week to back the project. In her report, which will go before councillors on Monday, Ms Zwirlein said: “An opportunity for the development of a redundant bowling green at Lochee Park has … [Read more...] about Disused Dundee bowling green could be turned into community garden producing food for local area