Hartley Magazine

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

Beat tomato blight naturally

Don’t let the dreaded tomato blight reduce your harvest to mush; Jean Vernon has some timely advice. Anyone who grows tomatoes has probably experienced the highs and lows of the fantabulous greenhouse crop. Let’s be honest, tomatoes are fairly high maintenance. We spend time and effort sowing, growing, repotting, tying in, pinching out and feeding. […]

Win tickets to Flowers After Hours at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival

Do you love luscious plants, beautiful flowers and all things gardening? Then you might like to attend the prestigious RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival. If so, today could be your lucky day! We have three pairs of tickets to give away for Flowers After Hours at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival on […]

Why Low-Mow May is good for pollinators

Jean Vernon explains how going low-mow is good for your garden’s biodiversity and especially your garden pollinators If you’ve seen the call for no-mow May you might be wondering what it’s all about?? So, let me explain. No-mow May is a bandwagon that anyone with a garden can jump on. It’s a call to let […]

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Geodesic Glasshouses For Our Times

No discussion of greenhouses is full without recognizing that some of the great botanical gardens of the world are renowned for the geodesic domes at their heart.  I grew up with the Mitchell Domes in Milwaukee and have a postcard of the Missouri Botanical Garden’s ‘Climatron’, the geodesic dome, completed in 1961, that kicked off […]