Archives for October 2009

Patio Potatoes

One of our readers experimented this year by growing potatoes in a tub on the patio.  At the end of August, after the stalks had died back, he emptied out about 8Kg of tubers. Earlier in the year, four seed potatoes were planted at the base of a 20 litre pot Gradually adding compost as … [Read more...]



Garden Journals

Organisation is the key to gardening  success and garden journals make a very useful gift for the gardener friend or relative, allowing them to keep notes about plans and projects, plants and growing tips. Plans for the garden, ideas for the border and crop rotation diagrams for the … [Read more...]



Mini Orchards

Autumn is the time of year when we should thinking about ordering and planting new fruit trees for next year. Advances in grafting techniques mean that an ever increasing range of varieties are now available as smaller trees. Here is a list of things you need to consider when planning fruit … [Read more...]



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