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...]



Beware of sharing fuchsia plants

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) is warning gardeners to be careful about sharing fuchsia plants and cuttings. The warning has been issued to help stop the spread of the fuchsia gall mite, Aculops fuchsiae. The mite was first detected in the UK by the RHS only three years ago when one … [Read more...]



Make Spring Gardening Easier

As gloomy winter days give way to the watery sunlight of spring, the temperature may still be cool but daylight hours are lengthening and the garden is certainly starting to show new signs of life. Early spring can be a hard physical time for the gardener and apart from the usual seed sowing … [Read more...]



Mini Orchards

Autumn is the time of year when we should thinking about ordering and planting new fruit trees for next year. Advances in grafting techniques mean that an ever increasing range of varieties are now available as smaller trees. Here is a list of things you need to consider when planning fruit … [Read more...]



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