Sunday, February 25, 2018

PLACES TO VISIT, HORTICULTURAL SHOWS, COOL GARDENS

Harrogate Spring Flower Show 2018: Secret Sheds

Can your gardening group win a cash prize? Community and gardening groups across the north are being invited to share their skills and secrets with...

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

11 unusual fruits for adventurous gardeners

Some weird, all wonderful and fruity Plumcot anyone? Here are 11 unusual fruit trees and bushes for the experimental gardener, chosen by guest blogger Caroline...

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...

GARDENING JOBS, TECHNIQUES, MY GARDEN

In the process of being cut back hard - Spiraea japonica Goldflame

Guide to late winter garden pruning

Why it’s important to prune some plants before growth begins Be prepared for some cutting remarks (sorry) - late winter’s the time to dust off...
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...

RECIPES AND DEALING WITH GLUTS