Review – Procter Pest Stop range

Mice can be a real problem around the home and garden, so we have been trialling some of the new additions to the Procter Pest Stop range. A range of repellers which work by emitting a high frequency sound which rodents or crawling insects don't like. The device is slim and unobtrusive and … [Read more...]



The sap is rising!

As we enter the middle of January, the days are already notably lengthening and brighter. The mild. wet winter is encouraging all growing things into bud early and we have been sent a picture from Gary in Lancaster whose daffodils started to bloom on new year's day. Perhaps this could be … [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...]



Gardening on a budget

With the cost of living biting hard, the last place we will want to spend our hard earned money is in the garden.  However, you can still have a great display at little cost. We have been through the seed and plant catalogues to see what can be achieved easily on a small budget. Seeds for … [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...]



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