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...]



Flower of the month – Helianthus

Perennial sunflowers or Helianthus are a great way to bring fresh, bright colour to the back of the border in autumn. Flowering into early October, Perennial Helianthus are hardy, vigorous plants with small to large yellow flowers. They can grow from three to seven feet tall, depending on the … [Read more...]



Watch out for Tomato Blight

We are hoping to escape the dreaded tomato blight virus again this year. After three years of miserable summers, we vowed not to grow tomatoes again after the devastating blight problems, brought on by the wet weather, ruined the crops completely but like many gardener's we have succumbed to … [Read more...]



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