Tuesday, February 20, 2018

PLACES TO VISIT, HORTICULTURAL SHOWS, COOL GARDENS

RHS Early Spring Plant Fair 2018

February 12–14, Lindley and Lawrence Halls, London Fresh colour and early-flowering plants are the hallmarks of the first RHS show of the year, with inspiration...

FEATURED PLANTS AND FLOWER SEEDS

GARDENING NEWS, PRODUCTS, REVIEWS

ENVIRONMENT, HEALTH, COMMENT

Mapping future possibilities in the first national flood map. Picture; Landmark

National flood map launched

Flooding models predicted for 2020s, 2050s and 2080s Increased risk of flooding due to climate change doesn’t only affect gardeners and what plants we can grow but...

Big Garden Birdwatch 2018

Do your bit for our feathered friends, January 27-29 It’s the world’s biggest wildlife survey, with about 500,000 people taking part last year - and this...

FRUIT AND VEGETABLES

New red gooseberry and apple for 2018

Lubera's exclusive new varieties Say goodbye to mildew and excessive thorns with new red gooseberry Madame Sanssouci - so easy to care for, staff are...

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...

GARDENING JOBS, TECHNIQUES, MY GARDEN

Rose James Galway

5 key gardening jobs Feb 17-23

Sow bedding plants Start sowing bedding plants such as Impatiens, Viola and pansies in a heated propagator. Transplant when seedlings are forming their third or fourth leaf....
August 26: Dahlia Arabian Night

5 key gardening jobs Feb 10-17

Increase your bulb collection Divide and/or plant bulbs-in-the-green, such as snowdrops (Galanthus) and winter aconites (Eranthis hyemalis). Start dahlias into growth Dahlia tubers stored over winter (or bought this...
Sweet peas for this year - Lady Salisbury and Winston Churchill

Sweet pea sowing

Winston Churchill and Lady Salisbury get it on! (allegedly) My sweet peas are sown at last after I dodged my decorating responsibilities for an hour....

RECIPES AND DEALING WITH GLUTS