Get the kids involved – fast growing summer bulbs which children will enjoy!
Gardening Tip – For the week, 27th Mar. – 2nd April. It is always good to pass on our love for gardening to our children, but if we want their gardening enthusiasm to stay with them for life we need to give them the extra carrot! Sowing parsnip seeds which will take 3 weeks to […]
Camellia – Queen of the Spring
After a week of storms and floods the sun has at last begin to shine over the British Isles. The bushes and trees have responded, with a burst of bloom and the birds in my garden have begun their lively chatter as they begin to build their nests. The queen of the spring flowering shrubs, […]
Advantages of No Dig Gardening
No dig advantages Most soil already has a good structure for plant roots to grow, and is full of growth-promoting organisms, which actually do not work so well after being disturbed. Millions of fungal threads, earthworms, millipedes and amphibians, to name but a few, are being helpful right under our feet. Soil is a living […]
Last Spring Pruning
Final Spring Pruning is best done towards the end of March It is advisable not to prune certain bushes in the winter as during an early warm spell this will induce an immediate lush growth that will be killed by a hard frost and there aren’t always new buds below for the plant to fall back on. […]
Gardening Tip – For the week beginning 27th March 2017
Final clear up! This week shall be my final clear up of last year’s foliage and spent flowers. It is advisable not to prune certain bushes in the winter as during an early warm spell this will induce an immediate lush growth that will be killed by a hard frost and there aren’t always new buds […]
Flower of the week from YOUR garden to YOUR table:Week Beginning 27th March 2017.
Yellow Forsythia – Cheerful Harbinger of Spring Yellow is classed as one of the ‘warm’ colours, it is the colour of happiness, cheerfulness and friendliness, and has been universally accepted as the colour of caring. In colour psychology yellow radiates hope and optimism. I think this explains why spring flowers are primarily yellow, dominated by […]
Gardening – Little & Often
Being there, little and often The most successful approach to gardening is bit by bit, with continual, small successes that build confidence, interest and a great garden. Dig this? A common beginning is to dig the soil. It gives exercise and looks nice! However the sequel is less fun, endless weeding and coping with […]
Gardening Tip – For the week beginning 20.03.17
Thinning the fruit barrier. Fencing between gardens is often bold and solid but between allotments we usually go for a more relaxed type of fence the purpose is primarily just to specify a boundary but not to keep out the neighbours’ eyes as we all live as one happy family on the allotment, don’t we? […]
Plant Lavender Now for Gorgeous Summer Display and Fragrance
Fantastic Deal on Hidcote and Munstead hardy lavender plug plants get 72 plug plants for just £9.99 – just 14p per plant – with FREE postage!!! Lavender can be planted as a low growing hedge or in drifts, but even if you have no room for a major display you must have at least a […]
Say it with Daffodils!
I would never have dreamed of writing an article about the simple daffodil – such a common place flower that needs no introduction, but when I saw the display in the featured photo, I decided that it is definitely something to shout about. Say it with Flowers is obviously not just a commercial advertising slogan for […]