Changing Trends at our Local Horticultural Garden Show
I am privileged to be a member of our local horticultural society committee and the last meeting included a line on the agenda saying ‘review the autumn show.’ So,
Neighbours who get on your nerves
A recent survey revealed (revealed!) we are all annoyed by our neighbours.
The reasons are varied, but the most common is spending too much time in the garden and this
Our garden expert, Phil McCann, is feeling reflective as we begin the transition between the seasons. Here he explores how he feels as the seasons turn, what he will miss and what he is looking forward to. How are you feeling
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
The pumpkin has gone.
Not stolen or misplaced (no one could accidently lose that beast) but ...died.
Everything was going well until two days ago.
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.
Garden Survival Tips After a Heatwave and High Winds
The heatwave has done it’s worst (for now) and after the weekend’s rain and wind, the garden needs picking up and putting right. But your outdoor space is
Weeds – Nature’s Opportunists
Nature is a wonderful thing. Here we are, at the time of writing, and it’s baking hot, sunny every day and we are all flagging. Plants are getting droopy, hosepipe bans loom large
The Birds and the Bees
This is about the birds and the bees – the real birds and bees. The actual flying and buzzing kind. And more specifically the ones in my greenhouse. I haven't opened an aviary or apiary; i