As winter draws in and Christmas beckons, indoor plants, floral and foliage decorations assume greater significance. David Coton suggests how you can transform your home with the colourful interest of seasonal plants.
Jamie Oliver launched his Kitchen Garden Project several years ago to meet the needs of the new compulsory food education curriculum. David Coton finds out how schools can get involved and the campaign's tie-up with the Soil Association.
Following the introduction of practical cookery as a compulsory part of the National Curriculum., Jamie Oliver's Kitchen Garden Project gave schools access to hundreds of recipes, lessons, gardening topics, nutrition advice and much more.
School membership included:
Such an admirable cause deserved our support and and we sent a message of support which elicited this appreciative response:
"...thank you for your support of the Kitchen Garden Project-we very much appreciate it! With many thanks, Jamie Oliver's Kitchen Garden Project Team x"
The Soil Association, well known for its work concerning healthy, humane and sustainable food, farming and land use, later became involved and this partnership means that the project's digital resources are available to all nurseries, children's centres and childminders who have Food For Life Memberships or Awards packages.
They have worked to streamline the resources, improving their structure and accessibility, and at the beginning of each school year, brand new resources will be introduced.
These developments will allow even more school children to have access to excellent quality food education and support.
GardenSite announce the introduction of the Kingston Range, a brand new collection of three multi-purpose lean-to and freestanding carports and a similarly styled contemporary gazebo.
The 'Beast From the East' one year, followed by record breaking temperatures the next, no-one can say our weather is predictable but what is foreseeable is that our Garden Centre will be having a huge amount of new stock arriving for spring which officially starts on the 20th March,
There's no doubt that television provides gardeners with inspiration, tips and good ideas, that's why we're all looking forward to new programmes and the return of old favourites during 2019.
Wood burners and open fires that require a good supply of dry, well seasoned wood, have enjoyed a resurgence in popularity over the past few years. Log stores have therefore become increasingly essential and David Coton explains the differences between the many that are now available.