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Liz Knowles

Liz Knowles has been gardening in the Hockley Valley for more than 25 years.

The August Garden

Aug 9, 2010

Each season in the garden is filled with anticipation and regret. Late summer is no exception. By Liz Knowles

The July Garden

Jul 12, 2010

Despite the rain and wind, clematis, water lilies and primrose are thriving in July. By Liz Knowles

Colourful combinations in June

Jun 20, 2010

Allium, clematis, orchids, peonies: in June the garden is full of colour and wonderful plant combinations! By Liz Knowles

Spring’s challenge is just keeping pace!

May 27, 2010

May is busting out all over and Liz Knowles is racing to keep up!

A perplexing spring still produces blooms

May 13, 2010

In this perplexing spring, daphnes appear on time. And others? Well, there are a few surprises.

Lilies and Hellebores: early bloomers

Apr 22, 2010

Liz Knowles pays tribute to the unsung early bloomers: lilies and hellebores.

Harbingers of Spring

Apr 16, 2010

Snowdrops are another one of my passions. There is no better harbinger of spring. By Liz Knowles

Bang! Spring arrives early

Apr 7, 2010

GARDENING AT LARKSPUR HOLLOW — A relatively mild winter and this week’s record breaking temperatures have brought everything on in the garden in a rush. By Liz Knowles

Your Own Glass House: Home Greenhouse

Mar 22, 2007

Hockley Valley gardener Liz Knowles offers the following advice for making the most of your own greenhouse.

Summer Prelude

Mar 21, 2005

Before June’s big show, spring’s late bloomers provide a dazzling warm-up act.