Potatoes, rich in nutrients

Often given bad press due to its association with the humble chip or french fry, potatoes are a fantastic source of vitamins and nutrients. Potatoes are a staple food in the UK, with hundreds of varieties available to the gardener throughout the year. The recipe uses are a varied as the … [Read more...]



Using gardening hand tools

Using a hand trowel or fork when planting out or weeding can cause strain or be a major source of discomfort for many gardeners. The wrist joint is quite a complex structure, containing a group of eight tiny bones (carpals), which offer a great range of flexibility but this level of movement … [Read more...]



Sunflowers for Uplifting Colour

Colour affects our mood and shades from yellow through red have an uplifting effect on our spirits. Few plants can be more rewarding or easy to grow than sunflowers. Traditional sunflowers can be tall, Growing to heights of  4 - 6 ft but developments in cultivation now gives us blooms of 2 -3 … [Read more...]



Gardening for the Soul

If you enjoy gardening but either don't have your own or would like to contribute your skills to a good cause, then consider your local church yard. The churchyard plays an important role in conservation. They are often home to wild animals such as squirrels, bats, foxes, hedgehogs and … [Read more...]



Make Spring Gardening Easier

As gloomy winter days give way to the watery sunlight of spring, the temperature may still be cool but daylight hours are lengthening and the garden is certainly starting to show new signs of life. Early spring can be a hard physical time for the gardener and apart from the usual seed sowing … [Read more...]