Garden weather in Carlisle, Cumbria

As every gardener knows keeping an eye on the weather is essential to ensure good crops, fantastic flowers and limited losses due to frost or wind. To help we have installed a weather station which beams back the latest weather conditions every few minutes.   … [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...]



Blight resistant tomatoes!

Good news for British tomato growers. Thompson & Morgan have a blight resistant tomato collection in the new 2011 seed catalogue. As you can tell by our posts over the summer, the blight fungus struck again when the weather turned wet at the start of July.  We will certainly be placing our … [Read more...]



The Blight is Back

A very wet July and August has seen the return of the dreaded tomato blight. With a warm and dry start to the summer, the tomatoes were looking healthy and strong, then along came July and overnight the temperatures plummeted and the rain started. The rainy, damp days continued throughout non … [Read more...]



Contaminated compost still killing plants

In 2008, Garden Organic reported a flood of queries from allotment holders and gardeners whose crops were showing unusual symptoms. The cause turned out to be manure contaminated with the very persistent weedkiller, aminopyralid. Despite the introduction of stringent conditions in 2010, by Dow … [Read more...]



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