A wet and windy May

With winds of 80 MPH, almost constant rain and temperatures reaching little over 13 degrees, May seems more like October. The warm sunny days of April have been replaced by a month of heavy rain and high winds.  With wind speeds recorded at 80mph in the region, there has been a great deal of damage … [Read more...]



Plants for shade

Our shade loving plants list was inspired by the woodland glade at Cobble Hey Farm and Garden in Lancashire. All of the following plants thrive well under the dappled shade of trees in an area elevated 600 feet above sea level;  We have put together a list of suppliers and specialist nurseries … [Read more...]



Pricking out and potting on

April has begun with a slump in temperatures, howling gales and horizontal rain but the greenhouse is a riot of growth, with many of the seedlings needing to be potted on. Pricking out seedlings may seem tedious to many, but gardener's find this a relaxing and rewarding process. Taking  young … [Read more...]



Suttons Garden Planner

The most important part of the veg garden apart from the soil is planning and Suttons have created a great web based tool to allow you to plan your crops easily. Gardening for Health took out a subscription to the Grow Veg.com online garden planner last year and it has been a real time saving … [Read more...]



Garden Friendly Insect House

Build your own garden friendly insect and animal house from a few simple bits and pieces and even recycled household items. Insects and animals will readily use man made structures to hibernate over winter or lay eggs and rear young during the spring and summer. One of the best insect and … [Read more...]



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