Potato Record Smashed at Gardening Scotland 2013

The world record for exhibiting different varieties of seed potato was broken this year at Gardening Scotland 2013. Seed potato grower, Ian Barbour from Annan, smashed his previous 2004 Guinness World Record by adding another 84 potato varieties to make a final total of 667 on … [Read more...]



Grow Blight Resistant Potatoes

The Potato Council, have recently accused  ‘grow your own’ gardeners of spreading the fungal blight which has devastated potato crops across the UK. However, many gardeners are already growing blight resistant potatoes and can fight back against accusations that they have ‘fuelled a national … [Read more...]



Autumn garden tasks

Plant life slows, leaves take on glorious colours and the nights turn much colder, but Autumn can be a busy time in the garden. Depending on where in the world you are depends when Autumn starts.  In the UK the cooler evenings and windy conditions often arrive mid-to late September. With … [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...]



Potato grow kits and bags

Potato grow sacks are ideal if you have limited space in the garden and don't want to take on an allotment, or if you simply want to grow a few spuds for fun. Specially designed polyproylene bags are; Lightweight, making them easy to move around the garden or patio to get the most of the … [Read more...]



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