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Category archives: Gardening with Expert Gardener Gareth Richards

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[...]

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[...]

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 [...]

New chooks on the block

The memorial service was short - just a couple of dozen well-wishers and a brief eulogy from a local Archbishop. RIP Battina the ex-battery hen.   Joking aside, I was rea[...]

Rhubarb rhubarb!

A frosty morning. Freezing fog hung low among the branches, and all was silent save the shrill calls of small birds clattering about in the willows behind my plot.   Too cold[...]

A long wait for a kiss

Funny, isn’t it, how some plants overwhelm you with their abundance of growth, while others are so slow they make you wonder whether they’re still alive.   My home-grown [...]

How not to garden

Ever looked through other people’s Facebook feeds and thought how their lives must be way better than yours? I reckon it’s something most of us feel from time to time.   [...]

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