Sunday, December 17, 2017

GARDENING NEWS

Gateshead Urban Garden plans

The world's biggest container garden on my doorstep! Gateshead Quays is to become the site of what could be the world’s biggest container garden, designed...

FEATURED PLANTS AND FLOWER SEEDS

ENVIRONMENT AND HEALTH

The Chinese Pavilion in the snow at RHS Garden Wisley. Picture; Carol Sheppard/RHS

RHS Wisley trees saved from A3 widening

Travel distance to garden increased by 7 miles Plans to widen the A3 will no longer threaten 500 of RHS Wisley’s most important trees but...
The treeline at RHS Wisley, no longer under threat by A3 widening plans. Picture; RHS/Carol Sheppard

134,000 people want Wisley’s trees saved

Petition to save RHS trees from A3 widening ends More than 134,000 people have signed a petition in just seven weeks to save trees at...

PRODUCTS AND REVIEWS

FRUIT AND VEGETABLES

Champion onion Kelsae back on sale

Hurry... limited number of plants available Showbench onion exhibitors and lovers of monster veg… great news. Two years after a freak hailstorm wiped out the entire crop...

New blight-resistant tomato and double poppy

Thompson & Morgan announces two new seed varieties Gardeners who have to deal with the problem of blight on outdoor tomatoes will be itching to...

Fruit trees: which type is best for your garden?

Beginner's guide from Lubera Swiss fruit tree experts Lubera stock a huge range of unusual and hardy fruit trees but the choice can be bewildering -...

GARDENING JOBS, TECHNIQUES, MY GARDEN

Handy bird feeder... dead sunflower head

5 key gardening jobs Dec 9-15

Prune bush roses Lightly prune bush roses now, if not done already, as reducing their height will prevent wind-rock. Roses are generally shallow rooted and can become...
Winter strikes with a vengeance... first snow of the year, November 30

5 key gardening jobs Dec 2-8

Sow alpines from seed Alpines can be sown from seed, as they need a period of cold to break their dormancy. A moveable cold frame...
Great autumn colours contrast with Echiums

5 key gardening jobs Nov 25-Dec 1

Prune and renovate deciduous shrubs and hedges Pruning and renovation of some deciduous trees, shrubs and hedges, such as beech, can be carried out from...

RECIPES AND DEALING WITH GLUTS