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Author archives: David

Ants in my plants

So my war on slugs seems to have gone pretty well - hardly a nibble at all so far this year. I’d love to put it down to good practices such as getting in there early with the ([...]

UK top of the lot for privacy!

Over the next few weeks I am going to be sharing some fun facts taken from the largest European garden survey covering 17 countries across the Continent, conducted by ourselves her[...]

A cool Chelsea

If only May were eight weeks long. If whoever’s in charge could just lop a fortnight off November and another from February wouldn’t that be lovely? Mind you, some days this[...]

No mosquitoes for me!

Mosquitoes are horrible things!  They may be a yummy treat for birds and bats, but personally I don’t want them hanging around my garden. Neither do I want to smell of those stinky[...]

A sweet surprise

    I gasped as I opened the seed packet. Jewel-like, smooth and translucent, ‘Bloody Butcher’ tumbled into my hands. I’ve grown sweetcorn almost every year[...]