Deer-resistant plants: the list

Yes, there are deer-proof plants, and they are easy to identify. They’re the ones surrounded by tall close mesh fencing. However, those of you with gardens in areas inhabited by deer but without Fort Knox style protection will be more reastically interested in whether there are any deer-resistant plants that …

Gerbera Garvinea Sweet series

Gerberas go back quite a long way: the father of botanical nomenclature Carolus Linnaeus named the genus in 1737, the name honouring his friend Dr Traugott Gerber. A century and a half later, in 1889, Robert Jameson identified and gave his name to the best known species, Gerbera Jamesonii, discovered …

Show’s over

Given that it’s pretty much two months since our last show of the season, the NCCPG Dorset plant fair at Athelhampton House on 10th September, it’s pretty fair to say that it’s all over for 2017. So, with all that time to reflect on things, a review of this year’s …

New home

Welcome to the new home of the Paddock Plants Update. Lots of really interesting content coming soon! In particular, we are determined to update this blog a lot more regularly that we have done in the past ….. In the meantime, the old site may be found here. Rob & …