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Author archives: David

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[...]

From root to fruit!

Whether you have acres and acres of countryside, or a high-rise balcony, we all have space to grow our own strawberries! As the nation’s favourite fruit to grow, you really are mis[...]

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