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...]



Cobble Hey – Plants for Shade

Cobble Hey farm and Gardens in Lancashire is a wonderful place to see some stunning examples of  just how creative, colourful and tranquil, shade gardens can be. Exposed At 600 feet above sea level, the land of Cobble Hey farm could be very exposed and troublesome for the gardener. However, … [Read more...]



Potatoes, rich in nutrients

Often given bad press due to its association with the humble chip or french fry, potatoes are a fantastic source of vitamins and nutrients. Potatoes are a staple food in the UK, with hundreds of varieties available to the gardener throughout the year. The recipe uses are a varied as the … [Read more...]



Hackney Veg Patch

When growing veg, it is important to plan ahead very carefully to gain the best out of your plot and to maintain crop rotation. On our searches around the web we found this wonderful site " Our Vegetable Garden - Notes from a Hackney veg patch" where you can find an interesting array of articles … [Read more...]



Vegetables out in front

A resident of a Cumbrian village has been brave enough to buck the British trend by turning his front lawn into a fruit and vegetable garden. The british front garden has always been something of an extension of the front room, kept clean and tidy, embellished with ornaments and only ever … [Read more...]



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