Hartley Magazine

All the latest news, hints, tips and advice from our experts

Micro Leaves

First it was baby veg; tiny immature carrots, embryonic courgettes, baby beets, weeny turnips and other developing fruits and roots, just barely recognisable. Top class chefs and star studded restaurants lightly steamed these kindergarten crops for the delectation of their clientele, while gardeners struggled with concept of harvesting hard grown crops weeks and sometimes months […]

Jasmine – A delight for all gardeners

A delight with any greenhouse or conservatory is to have the air full of that most delicious perfume Jasmine. Also known as (Sweet) Jessamine. Or rather perfumes for there are dozens of species and varieties, some hardy and many others that really need to be under glass. The hardier ones prefer to ramble and given […]

What – its December already? I can’t believe it!

What – its December already? I can’t believe it!  It seems that time passes more rapidly every year. Perhaps it’s my age – surely not; it’s just that there is so much to do and so little time! November was an extraordinary month, with bouts of unseasonal temperatures, which made it feel like spring. I […]

Putting the back on your greenhouse

As someone who would fix an engine and always have a screw left over, removing the end of the greenhouse then fixing it back on again after retaining wall had been built, nearby filled me with trepidation. Hartley Botanic kindly offered to come and remove the back of the greenhouse, then, emboldened by the fact […]

Growing Tomatoes [VIDEO]

How to Growing Tomatoes httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0u5UzV1MWI If you have any questions please leave a comment below, or alternatively on our YouTube Channel  Below is a Transcript of this video Growing tomatoes is a very profitable thing to do and very easy. I recommend it if you haven’t grown many vegetables before. It all starts off in February […]