Chrysanthemums are a proper, old-fashioned allotment flower. The sort of plant your granddad grew in perfect rows in order to cut a neat bunch of flowers for your granny – if she was lucky – but more likely to compete with the other old boys on the allotment over who could grow the biggest, and […]
Hartley Botanic and the RHS Gardens at Harlow Carr were the hosts for a magical evening of gardening pleasure. The RHS Gardens at Harlow Carr are situated ’a stone’s throw’ from Harrogate and provide a real treat for gardening enthusiasts. The evening was a joint venture between Hartley Botanic and the RHS, and supplied the invited guests with […]
What do you get when you cross crowd funding with plant breeding? At the Sárvári Research Trust, it’s the chance for ordinary gardeners to have a stake in the future.
It might seem an odd topic for my greenhouse feature, but worms really are a gardener’s best friend. If you have a greenhouse border then the chances are that you’ve got worms in it and all around the garden worms do a vital job of processing and aerating the soil, composting and generally improving soil […]
I hope that the end of October was not set up to give us a foretaste of things to come this month! After soothing gardeners with unseasonably balmy weather, temperatures crashing down to zero and beyond in a single night, sent shocked gardeners scurrying for greenhouse heaters and metres of horticultural fleece! I suppose it […]
Tomatoes are the greenhouse crop most often grown. True in sheltered gardens a few varieties crop outside most summers. But under cover you have more sorts for more of the year with much tastier varieties. And what variety, tomatoes come in almost every colour other than blue, even striped ones. Any seed catalogue will bewilder […]