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...]



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...]



Grow Your Own Garden

Carol Klein is passionate about propagating plants, in fact her own garden in Devon is almost grown entirely from cutting, root divisions and seeds and in her latest book she shares her joy in working with nature to cultivate the plants she loves. Too often gardeners feel intimidated by … [Read more...]



Garden Journals

Organisation is the key to gardening  success and garden journals make a very useful gift for the gardener friend or relative, allowing them to keep notes about plans and projects, plants and growing tips. Plans for the garden, ideas for the border and crop rotation diagrams for the … [Read more...]



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