Fresh Blogs

The ‘Rainbow Race’

I was so excited last autumn when I planted my Rainbow Tulips that were a Bakker.com special offer and now they are just beginning to unfurl and show their colours. It’s a little l[...]

The Secret Life of… rhubarb

There’s more to good old-fashioned rhubarb than meets the eye. Firstly, it has a somewhat shady back story. Don’t ask about the relatives - it’s part of a plant family that you jus[...]

What to do this week

Ah the joys of spring - seedlings bursting forth, bulbs flowering and a cacophony of birdsong - all of which for me tends to bring a mix of heady optimism and mild panic. It’s such[...]

Spring Cleaning Soup!

If like me, you have eaten too much choccy just lately, and want to kick start the healthy eating again for summer. I have found a real health boosting soup that will spring clean [...]

Grow your own… cuppa?

 I’ve seen quite a few column inches devoted recently to growing your own tea. It’s a topic that’s naturally very appealing to our tea-loving, gardening-obsessed nation. Did you kn[...]

Olive the tortoise!

Meet Olive! The newest member of our household. It’s no wonder tortoises live for so long, they have the healthiest diet of anyone I know! As a house of gardeners, we are[...]

Back to the fuchsia

Human beings are fickle creatures. Imagine if someone introduced a new bedding plant that gave unique, colourful flowers, bloomed for months on end and even grew well in the shade [...]

Helping bumblebees!

  Last spring we saw lots in the media regarding our UK decline of bumblebee species. Many of which have been declining for a number of years. The main reason for this is t[...]

 

Featured Blogs

Fruit

You need space to grow a lot of fruit but even the smallest garden should be able to accommodate the new, narrow-growing apples like ‘Ballerinas’ and ‘Minarettes’, or plums, peache[...]

Magnolia Takeover!

I think there must be something seriously wrong with me, because when I wake up to the sound of rain on the plants beneath the open bedroom window, it gives me far greater joy than[...]

The Acid Garden

One way you can beat nature to a certain extent is by creating an acid garden. The majority of calcifuges (lime-hating plants) have a particular attraction all their own, which [...]