Hartley Magazine

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Written in United States

Long-Blooming Flowers – Garden Experts Offer Their Choices

It’s that time of year when flowers, all kinds of flowers, take center stage. This month, I’ve asked my garden colleagues—from Alaska to Puerto Rico—to nominate their longest bloomers. Consider adding these power-packed blossoms to your garden. Many may be started in the greenhouse for next year’s long-running displays. Alaska Pat Ryan, Education Specialist at […]

Written in United Kingdom

Pretty poisonous, Ricinus

Many greenhouse plants are poisonous so one always needs be vigilant if children visit. And particularly with seeds of the pretty Castor Oil plant, Ricinus communis, from the Euphorbia family. Though the foliage and flowers are poisonous these seeds are extremely toxic. Once known as Palma Christi the seeds have been found in Egyptian tombs, […]

Written in United Kingdom

A Double Award-Winning RHS Flower Show Tatton Park 2023

We were thrilled to showcase a variety of structures from our prestigious Greenhouse and Glasshouse ranges on our Five Star and Best Tradestand double award-winning stand at the RHS Tatton Park Flower Show this year. The ‘Feel Good’ themed installation featured four distinct handcrafted Greenhouses, each exhibiting an array of magnificent homegrown produce to underline […]

Written in United Kingdom

Sowing biennials – sweet rocket and night-scented stock

The greenhouse is full to bursting at the moment with tomatoes coming into fruit, peppers still thinking about making fruits but looking very happy and healthy as they do, as well as a couple of cucumbers, a melon and lots of basil plants, created from buying one supermarket pot and splitting it, to make a […]