Friday, January 19, 2018

PLACES TO VISIT, HORTICULTURAL SHOWS, COOL GARDENS

RHS Chelsea 2018: show gardens preview

Fantasy gardens battle it out for best in show Ten show gardens grace Main Avenue in 2018 - two up on last year. Here are...

FEATURED PLANTS AND FLOWER SEEDS

GARDENING NEWS, PRODUCTS, REVIEWS

ENVIRONMENT, HEALTH, COMMENT

Panels blown out in Storm Desmond, january 2016

Why you need to windproof your greenhouse

Climate change and the strength of storms Storm Eleanor hit a swathe of the country earlier this week and I feared the worst for my...
Take a Zen-like approach to gardening this year

Why Monty Don’s taking a Buddhist approach to gardening

Forget resolutions and let nature guide you in 2018 Setting out your stall with dreaded resolutions for a new year is rarely a good thing...

FRUIT AND VEGETABLES

Exclusive new vegetable trio

Johnsons kale, pea and pepper seeds Put some colour into your veg patch with this trio of seeds available exclusively from Johnsons - so good...

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...

GARDENING JOBS, TECHNIQUES, MY GARDEN

Yellow Bouquet lily

5 key gardening jobs Jan 6-12

Winter prune apples and pears Prune apple and pear trees – at least get rid of any branch that’s dead, damaged, diseased or rubbing on another...
Snow on a frozen Rudbeckia Goldsturm stem

5 key gardening jobs Dec 30-Jan 5

It's sale time! Don’t forget to check out independent garden centres and nursery sales plus the mail order suppliers – you might get a bargain! Take root cuttings Root...

Gardening review of 2017: Sept and Oct

September 1 (they're all the same date - what was I doing?): Dahlia Jescot Julie At long last, the centrepiece of the tropical bed appeared...

RECIPES AND DEALING WITH GLUTS