http://www.thehortchannel.com: Hints and tips direct from the growing experts for Chrysanthemums.
Wild About Gardens is a joint initiative by the RHS and The Wildlife Trusts to encourage people to support local biodiversity in their gardens. Many of our common garden species – hedgehogs, house sparrows, starlings and common frogs, for example
Caroline Foley talks about her new book ‘Of Cabbages and Kings: The History of Allotments’. Purchase via http://full.sc/1oyqvW5 This colourful and lively history book tells the story of allotments from their origin in the 17th century protests against enclosures to
It was a beautiful day today, warm with a light wind. This morning I had to speak with the site secretary regarding erecting a shed and polytunnel. On this site you need prior written permission before building work starts. So
Spring Hero F1 can be sown now and produced a solid globe heart ready for harvesting from March onwards.
A realistic look at owning an allotment plot and how to turn it from overgrown patch of weeds ready to growing your own food. Only managed 30 minutes this evening so did some weeding at the top end of the
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. My first day of working on the new allotment plot. For the next few
Best read in a cosy chair in the depths of winter, “The Cut Flower Patch” by Louise Curley is a feast for the eye. Given my own tentative plans to start a cut flower patch next year, I was pleased
During the 17th century herbalist and apothecary John Parkinson was herbalist to King Charles I. His most influential book, the Theatrum Botanicum, was published in 1640 and covered 1,788 pages. In The Herbalist’s Bible authors Matthew Seal and Julie Bruton-Seal
Written by the National Society of Allotment & Leisure Gardeners. Whilst the allotment community holds its breath, awaiting the decision of the judge at the Judicial Review called by Farm Terrace Allotments to preserve their site in Watford, allotment sites