You've got a seed tray full of perky green seedlings. What next? Step-by-step guide with you tube clip showing how to give them space to grow.
Whilst self-isolating to prevent the spread of Covid-19 many people are asking me for gardening activities for children. If there's one silver-lining to the crisis, it's that the weather has been kind to gardeners in the UK and if you are lucky to have access to a garden or balcony, [...]
Stuck indoors and want some quick growing veg to supplement your store cupboard? Buy seeds online and try these ideas. Easy for anyone to grow, even in pots on a balcony, these tasty veg should deliver within weeks.
Kale - the superfood that’s super easy to grow If you like eating kale, you may be interested to know how to grow it yourself. The good news is that it's easy to grow outside in the UK. Kale can be grown in the ground or in a pot, and [...]
Are you confident you know what you're doing when you are sowing seed? Some people aren't. They pick up seed packets, read the back with furrowed brows, possibly put them back on the stand or worse still buy them but never sow the seed. You can buy garden ready plants [...]
My grandfather grew tomatoes in the greenhouse. My father grew tomatoes in the greenhouse. So I've grown tomatoes in the greenhouse. Are home-grown tomatoes off the menu if you have no greenhouse?
Having a lovely cup of tea in my favourite mug whilst walking the garden is the best thing about returning from holiday. For some reason though I am always slightly nervous about what I will find in the garden. It's only when you go away for a bit, even a [...]
This week I've been weather watching as I gear up for my local Flower Show and have been monitoring the temperature fluctuations in my greenhouse. I've been missing my usual range of home grown vegetables but delighting in how advanced the dahlias are. Greenhouse temperature monitoring I'm not one for [...]
Who doesn’t love a traditional village show? As the holiday season approaches organisers air the beer tent, hammer signs into the village green and untangle the bunting. But what sort of person enters these competitions and what experiences await first timers? If you're a gardener or allotment holder you may be shy to get involved in showing or question why you even would. Here I share my story as a first time entrant and some special tips for exhibiting from a local judge.