Grow Your Own
Take Stock of Your Garden Successes and Failures
I know that New Year is the traditional time to stop and re-evaluate everything in your life but I reckon now, as summer ends, is also an ideal time to stop all that
Danger in the Vegetable Plot
The wonderful thing about gardening is that we all learn something new every day. And for your own safety, my current lesson needs to be heard by all.
If you grow celery, parsnips,
A Tale of Obsession
What’s the first thing you think of when you wake up? Mine is ‘the pumpkin.’ My family have given up on me; they despair at the time I spend simply staring at the developing fruit.
These are testing times my gardening friends. We all endured the long dark winter and spring kind of fizzled out until, pow, we hurtled headlong straight into a proper grown up summer.
As we head closer to spring, thoughts turn to our Grow Your Own planning. What better place to do that growing than an allotment? All that dedicated space for your fruit and veg! With this in mind, we thought you'd
In the past few years I’ve grown a few bits and pieces for the local horticultural show. It’s a lovely event, full of friendly rivalry, good cakes and strong tea. I look forward to it. This year, however, the
Actually, 'Scarlet Pimpernel' isn't exactly accurate.
In the novel and play written by Baroness Orczy, the Scarlet Pimpernel is a mysterious and
Is it Really Worth it?
A little bit philosophical but obviously I’m referring to celery.
The thing is I hate the stuff. The taste repels, the smell revolts and the texture rebuffs any approach I
Research Shows...Rosemary is the Answer!
Doesn't your heart sink when you read or hear the words 'recent research shows that...'?
Usually it’s followed by an earth-shattering scientific finding that turns your world upside
Posted: January 17, 2017
When thinking about growing food at home you need to decide what you'd like to eat what are the best all year round options. A good group of plants to consider are the Brassica (Brassicaceae) which include great staples like kale, cabbage, broccoli,