Late autumn and winter is the perfect time to plant fruit trees and, whatever sized garden you have, Martyn Loach thinks there's space for a tree if you choose carefully and manage correctly.
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.
Robert Hall highlights the pros and cons to Juliana's new urban greenhouse range, reviewing the City, Balcony and Vertical greenhouse models after his first look at these fabulous new additions.
With the recent hot weather encouraging everyone out into the garden and the threat of frost disappearing during May, David Coton is in no doubt that this is going to be a busy month.
Elite Greenhouses have always been at the forefront of new design combined with an unrivalled user-friendly experience and the Edge has got it all.
There's no doubt that television provides gardeners with inspiration, sound advice and good ideas, that's why we're all looking forward to new programmes and the return of old favourites during 2019.