Espalier - gorgeous way to grow apples, pears and more in small spaces.Very popular in Middle Ages. They have just been added to the Garden Planner from growveg.com and are a fantastic way of adding extra productive space to a small garden.
Carpinus betulus (Hornbeam). Unequally toothed edge mid green leaves. A popular hedge can be seen trained and pleached. Tolerant of clay soils and polluted areas. Very useful tree even for a small garden.
Cultivation: Grow in moist, well-drained soil in full sun, against a sunny wall. Suggested uses: City, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Wallside and trellises Soil types: Chalky, Clay, Sandy Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained Soil pH: Alkaline, Neutral Light: Full Sun Aspect: South, West Exposure: Sheltered Hardiness: Tender in frost (H3)
Victorian kitchen gardens demonstrate just how productive a well-managed organic garden can be. Walled gardens aren't so popular now but they provide great shelter for tender plants and trained fruit trees.
With New York the setting of so many classic Christmas films, the city provides a popular setting for festive breaks. The New York Palace hotel's Christmas tree makes the most of its setting, standing in the courtyard by St Patrick's Cathedral
Hebe 'Youngii' - A compact, spreading, evergreen shrub which is smothered in short spikes of large violet flowers all summer, that gradually fade to white. The tiny leaves are dark green and glossy and often have fine red margins. Its spreading habit makes it ideal for rock gardens, or try it planted en-masse along a path or driveway. Like most hebes, it will flourish in a range of conditions, and once established, it is drought-tolerant, too. The flowers are a magnet for bees and…