Allotment

What To Do In The Garden In October

Wildlife

In October, David Coton is getting the garden prepared for the onset of colder weather but, at the same time, the arrival of spring bulbs in the garden centre is a reminder that you should also now be planning ahead for next year.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Monday, 2nd of October, 2017.

Amazon Report Reveals Popularity Of Indoor Gardening

Seeds

A summer sales report from internet retailer Amazon has revealed some interesting gardening trends and Nathan James Dodd has discovered that we are becoming a nation of indoor gardeners.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Friday, 28th of August, 2015.

How To Create A Vegetable Bed

Organic Gardening

Although you may be lucky and have good soil in which any vegetable feels at home in, most of us need to nurture a vegetable bed to maturity and maximum fertility. Martyn Loach emphasizes that before creating a vegetable bed, you need to know your soil. What type it is and the pH.

Author: Martyn Loach

Written by Martyn Loach.
Published on Tuesday, 1st of September, 2015.

Raised Beds For Vegetables Explained

Vegetables

David Hall was digging his allotment recently, keeping an eye on an adjacent plot holder who was constructing raised beds. Taking a breather, it crossed my mind whether I should adopt such a system, would it prove more productive and less hard work?

Author: David Hall

Written by David Hall.
Published on Friday, 21st of August, 2015.

Essential Gardening Tools & Why

Organic Gardening

It's essential to have the right tools for different jobs around the garden, and here's David Hall's list of the tools he finds most useful.

Author: David Hall

Written by David Hall.
Published on Thursday, 20th of August, 2015.

How To Store And Preserve Fruit And Vegetables

Vegetables

In the autumn, when there is a glut of fruit and vegetables, particularly if you have an allotment, you may have to store fresh produce or conserve it in some way, here Martyn Loach offers some advice.

Author: Martyn Loach

Written by Martyn Loach.
Published on Wednesday, 19th of August, 2015.

Grow Your Own Strawberries For A Wimbledon Treat

Fruit

Tennis isn't everyone's cup of tea especially when for a fortnight it's impossible to get away from the sound of ball on racquet. However, one delicious advantageous of Wimbledon fully appreciated by Martyn Loach is strawberries and cream.

Author: Martyn Loach

Written by Martyn Loach.
Published on Monday, 6th of July, 2015.

How To Eliminate Garden Weeds

Propagation

At this time of the year everything in the garden should be flourishing, including unfortunately weeds. Andrew Taylor considers the options on how to prevent and remove these unwanted intruders.

Author: Andrew Taylor

Written by Andrew Taylor.
Published on Wednesday, 3rd of June, 2015.

Why Our Front Gardens Should Be Green Not Grey

Organic Gardening

Suburban gardens, once the well kept privet edged pride and joy of the majority of householders, are rapidly becoming paved over according to a recent report from the Royal Horticultural Society that Nathan James Dodd has been reading.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Tuesday, 19th of May, 2015.

Great British Growing Awards

Herbs

'Grow Your Own' magazine, the UK's best selling kitchen garden magazine, has just announced its Great British Growing Awards, and Nathan James Dodd has been looking through the winners.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Friday, 6th of March, 2015.

Alys Fowler: Soft Fruit And The Great British Garden Revival

Organic Gardening

Soft fruit was featured in a recent edition of the Great British Garden Revival and David Coton was impressed by Alys Fowler’s enthusiasm for all sorts of berries that can be grown in our gardens.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Thursday, 22nd of January, 2015.

How to Grow Potatoes

Fruit

Seed potatoes are available both online and in garden centres during late winter and early spring. Martyn Loach passes on a few tips on how to succeed with an easy to grow crop that is also useful for breaking up ground that hasn't been cultivated for a while.

Author: Martyn Loach

Written by Martyn Loach.
Published on Monday, 25th of February, 2013.

Plants for Acid Soils

Gardening

Any soil with a pH below 7.0 can be defined as acid and although the number of hardy perennials that prefer this type of soil is limited, David Hall knows that you can choose from a large selection of some of our most attractive shrubs.

Author: David Hall

Written by David Hall.
Published on Friday, 22nd of February, 2013.

Growing Seed Potatoes

Compost

At home it used to be chips with everything. Admittedly I was still a child then, but I thought chips and mashed potatoes were entirely different animals.

Author: Martyn Loach

Written by Martyn Loach.
Published on Thursday, 24th of January, 2013.

Grow Herbs For All The Right Reasons

Fertilizer

Interest in growing herbs has increased sharply over the last few years as we have turned back to nature to exploit the culinary, medicinal and aromatic properties of these plants. David Hall gives you a few tips on what herbs to choose and how to grow them.

Author: David Hall

Written by David Hall.
Published on Thursday, 27th of August, 2015.