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Winter is still with us, in the Welsh hills!


This is the home for all things horticultural on a stunningly beautiful - if wild  - site in Powys!

The winter has been long, and though there are now bulbs in flower, leaves starting to shoot on the trees, we're not quite into Spring just yet!

Undaunted, happy workshop participants have been weaving away, often in the conservatory as the weather has been cold, wet and windy...I post the splendid results on the facebook page for all to enjoy.

Progress on house renovation and 'taming of the grounds' has been delayed by ice, floods and 3 foot of snow!, but it is still progress; vegetable production continues, more chickens roaming around, re-homing for 2 feral cats in the barn to control the over zealous mice, rescue collie settled in nicely, much willow planted.


Garden advice and garden design available as before and random plants for sale - the Hesperantha (kaffir lily/ schizostylis - The RHS had a field day with names a few years back!) have been glorious - bushy thyme plants  - rambling roses. (I did say 'random'!)


Sustainable, fully biodegradeable Christmas (or any other time...) decorations!

Pictures and prices under 'Willow'

Welsh bamboo canes; buy local rather than importing from Asia!

Shorter canes in bundles of 20, medium x 15, tall x 10, £5 a bundle

                                     Compost loo!

                                     The first one is nearly ready for use which will

                                      save a long hike for workshop people - and

                                      for me!

I post allsorts of 'shorts' on the facebook page about various horticultural topics and for a more in depth look, check out  ''Stringbean theory; How Stuff Grows" - click on the link on the top bar - which I promise to update over winter...

We're doing composts at present!

The email stays the same as does the mobile number and facebook page, so please feel free to get in touch!

F/b page pippasplants

07517 142685

All the best


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I have been involved in many different areas of horticulture

for nearly forty years. 

I currently live in splendid isolation on a Welsh hill with my 2 dogs, 7 chickens, 2 invisible feral cats!, regular visiting wildlife and a lot of sheep! 

Organic, sustainable, biodegradeable - living and working in harmony with the natural world.


It seems I cannot stop growing plants but in my location, there really isn't any passing trade... so I am trying not to!

If you're coming here for a willow course however, you are welcome to have a look at what is available.



Willow courses are run from the Big Barn  - which now has electricity - and a compost loo nearby -  Yay.

This is a huge barn which gives ample space to spread out, with large doors for freely circulating air - just in case we get another Covid restriction...

Horticultural Services


Advice, planning and design

Garden advice, planting plans,  designs for self-build

This branch of pippasplants can mostly be done online, which is helpful in the event of future lockdowns!


The next pruning will be the 'after spring flowering' and the tidying up of winter damage on trees and shrubs -  get in touch if you need help.

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