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How do plants grow? Becoming a Gardener – Step 1

How do plants grow: flower bed

For most people gardening is about plants. Admittedly, features like paths, walls, fences and decks play part in creating the overall garden picture. But without plants, it is very hard to consider any space to be a garden Indeed, for most of us, it is plants that draw us to gardening in the first place […]

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How to grow bamboo: growing conditions, planting, maintenance

How to grow bamboo: phyllostachys nigra

Bamboo is undoubtedly one of my favourite plants. I almost always use it in gardens I create. Bamboo has striking presence. It can be used as a specimen plant – a star in the border, like this phyllostachys nigra – or as a wonderful screen. Learning how to grow bamboo is pretty straightforward. I’ll take […]

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