Organic Gardening

How Can I Make Compost?

Wildlife

Composting is an entirely natural way of recycling your garden and kitchen waste, transforming it into a nutrient rich material that your plants will love. Martyn Loach shows how easy and cheap it is to replicate nature and create the ideal conditions in which your flowers and shrubs will thrive.

Author: Martyn Loach

Written by Martyn Loach.
Published on Friday, 4th of May, 2018.

VegTrug - The Easy Way To Grow Your Own Vegetables

Organic Gardening

At GLEE this year David Coton visited the VegTrug stand to find out how their specially designed space saving planters can encourage us to grow more of our own food without the use of pesticides.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Thursday, 14th of September, 2017.

Prunus incisa Kojo no-mai - The Miniature Fuji Cherry

Herbs

Call it whatever you wish, Robert Hall says that the Miniature Fuji Cherry or Prunus incisa Kojo no-mai, is a superb flowering miniature cherry tree.

Author: Robert Hall

Written by Robert Hall.
Published on Friday, 28th of August, 2015.

How To Create A Herb Garden

Organic Gardening

Interest in growing herbs has increased sharply over the last few years, many are used in cooking and others have valuable medicinal qualities. Nathan James Dodd gives you advice on what herbs to choose and how to grow them.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Wednesday, 11th of May, 2016.

Amazon Report Reveals Popularity Of Indoor Gardening

Herbs

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.

Horticultural Facts and Figures

Organic Gardening

With all the numbers from yesterday's budget in mind, David Coton has been looking through some statistics in relation to the horticultural industry.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Thursday, 9th of July, 2015.

Grow Your Own Strawberries For A Wimbledon Treat

BBQ

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.

Using Containers And Planters To Grow Vegetables

Propagation

Many of us have modest outside spaces but they needn't be unproductive and, as David Hall finds out, containers and planters are a brilliant way of growing vegetables and herbs.

Author: David Hall

Written by David Hall.
Published on Wednesday, 17th of June, 2015.

How To Eliminate Garden Weeds

Organic Gardening

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.

Container Gardening

Organic Gardening

If you have a small garden, courtyard, or no garden at all, container growing might be the perfect way to fill your outside space with some of your favourite plants. David Coton considers timber and stone containers and how best to use them.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Monday, 11th of May, 2015.

Great British Growing Awards

Grow Your Own

'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 Feed Your Garden

Fruit

At this time of the year, when the growing season is coming to an end, you may feel that the garden needs replenishing with nutrients.

Author: Martyn Loach

Written by Martyn Loach.
Published on Tuesday, 19th of August, 2014.

Which Weedkiller Should I Use?

Compost

For David Coton eradicating garden weeds seems like an endless task, but a necessary one that needs to be done in the most efficient way with least harm to the environment.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Wednesday, 26th of August, 2015.

How to Interest Children in Gardening

Plants & Flowers

Certain challenges in life are easier to negotiate than others, Ellie Goodall thinks that persuading children to become interested in gardening shouldn't be too difficult and can be very rewarding.

Author: Andrew Taylor

Written by Andrew Taylor.
Published on Friday, 8th of April, 2016.

Gardening Organically

Flowers

Martyn Loach explains that organic gardening is about working with nature rather than against it, if nature had succeeded in sustaining life over millions of years, it must have something going for it.

Author: Martyn Loach

Written by Martyn Loach.
Published on Friday, 24th of May, 2013.

Plants for Acid Soils

Conservation

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.

Planting Ideas for a Dry Garden

Compost

Even though we've just emerged from the wettest year in the hundred years, the unpredictability of British weather means that we're probably in for a drought this time around. The good news is that, if you follow Nathan James Dodd's advice, your plot doesn't have to resemble Death Valley in a John Wayne western.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Thursday, 21st of February, 2013.