Come into our shed and pull up a chair, the kettle has just boiled. We are a team of gardeners based around the UK and we show you what is going on in our gardens and allotments.

Every week, even in winter, we give practical down-to-earth gardening advice for those wishing to grow vegetables, herbs, salad, fruit and flowers; plus visiting national and local gardening shows throughout Europe.

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Saturdays: Sean's Allotment Garden

Stormy Beans | August (EP24/Y2) | Sean’s Allotment Garden

http://www.thehortchannel.com: The summer weather has gone and autumn winds have arrived. Vivi is tending to her tomatoes and Sean is busy harvesting currants and securing the runner beans. Harvesting Melons: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsAwrDi9jJo Storing Runner Beans: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jOujBpw-mk   This time last year:

Melons, Tomatoes, Onions & Berries | August (EP23/Y2) | Sean’s Allotment Garden

This week Sean is harvesting berries while Vivi is harvesting yet more onions but has ‘early blight’ struck Vivi’s tomato crop. Sean also visits garden designer Jamie Butterworth at his latest garden design which is part of the RHS Secret

Onions & Winter | August (EP22/Y2) | Sean’s Allotment Garden

Vivi is busy harvesting her onions and planting winter crops while Sean starts the process of saving seeds and plants his potatoes for Winter. Rhubarb Cordial: http://thehorticulturalchannel.info/how-to-make-rhubarb-cordial/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/thehortchannelcom

Titli's Busy Garden (currently on a break)

Titli’s Busy Garden takes a break from filming

Titli Nihaan has announced that her gardening series on YouTube, Titli’s Busy Garden, will cease broadcasting from this week. Speaking in her recent episode entitled Blackberries and Blueberries, Titli said: “I’ve got some projects that I really need to work

Blackberries and Blueberries – Titli’s Busy Garden 2014 Week 33

It’s blueberry-picking time! My blackberries have finished for this year so they need some management too.

Picking Sweetcorn – Titli’s Busy Garden 2014 Week 32

Some of my sweetcorn are ready for picking, as well as more than just a few chillis!

Dan's Allotment Diary - Growing for Showing

Avoiding Tomato Blossom End Rot

Blossom End rot can be a problem and render the fruit inedible. This is the method I use to avoid the problem by a simple addition of Dolomite Lime to the water. Blossom End rot was always thought to be

Dan’s Allotment Diary: Planting Leeks

Time to transplant the Leek plants into their final growing positions outside on the allotment.

Dan’s Allotment Diary: First Potato Harvest of the Year

The first potato harvest reveal of the year. These are the Rockets container grown in the polytunnel since planting in late February, having 90 days of growth.

Thursdays: Cooking

How to Make Blackberry Jam (Pectin-Free)

This pectin-free blackberry jam recipe will allow you to enjoy the great taste of blackberries all year round.

Plots & Pans *NEW Series*

Ever since I started to improve the shed I’ve wanted to create a cooking series. Well the shed is in place, ok, it’s been in place for months, but now I’ve got the cooker in place and have already filmed

Gooseberry Crumble

Gooseberry crumble is a very British dessert and this gooseberry crumble with its light crumble topping is just so simple to make. Written recipe at http://titlisbusykitchen.com/recipe/gooseberry-crumble-recipe  

Diary of a New Allotment Gardener

Visit 2: Weeding | Diary of an Allotment Gardener

A realistic look at owning an allotment plot and how to turn it from overgrown patch of weeds ready to growing your own food. This week the task of weeding the plot begins. Series website http://www.diaryofanallotmentgardener.com

Visit 1: Introduction | Diary of an Allotment Gardener

NEW SERIES: A realistic look at owning an allotment plot and how to turn it from overgrown patch of weeds ready to growing your own food.

Viewing new plot and taking ownership

Welcome to my allotment garden diary. On this thread you will be able to follow me as I take an old allotment site from a weed infested patch of earth to productive piece of land. The aim in doing this

News

Gardener dies while pruning tree

A gardener has died after being impaled on spiked railings while pruning a tree. Peter Davies, 67, of Merthyr Tydfil, fell 20ft (6m) onto the silver decorative spikes while chopping branches off a fir tree in his garden. A neighbour

Titli’s Busy Garden takes a break from filming

Titli Nihaan has announced that her gardening series on YouTube, Titli’s Busy Garden, will cease broadcasting from this week. Speaking in her recent episode entitled Blackberries and Blueberries, Titli said: “I’ve got some projects that I really need to work

The allotment artist talks about surviving cancer

The pencil lines snaking across Chris Cyprus’ sketchbook, and the oils flowing onto his canvas, are not just inspired by a beautiful view. He credits cancer for making him the renowned artist he is today. For years, Chris was a