Thursday, May 24, 2018

PLACES TO VISIT, HORTICULTURAL SHOWS, COOL GARDENS

RHS Chelsea 2018 TV coverage

Shows dotted all over the BBC schedule! Sunday, May 20, BBC One, 6pm Sophie Raworth and Joe Swift are joined by Nick Knowles to look at...

FEATURED PLANTS AND FLOWER SEEDS

GARDENING NEWS, PRODUCTS, REVIEWS

ENVIRONMENT, HEALTH, COMMENT

Gardening bibles... some of Beth Chatto's books

Beth Chatto: a personal tribute

Celebrating the influence of ground-breaking gardener Beth Chatto, born 27 June 1923; died 13 May 2018 It's rare when you feel a deep sense of loss...
Mandy

Are we a nation of gardening idiots?

Is your plot a disaster area? As embarrassing as it is, new research has revealed how hopeless the British are when it comes to our...

FRUIT AND VEGETABLES

Blight-resistant outdoor tomatoes

New Phytophthora-resistant patio plants Do you struggle to grow tomatoes outdoors? Well, Lubera has launched a new range of tomatoes that can be cultivated outdoors...

New balcony tomatoes

Not just fruit from specialists Lubera Stuck for space but want to grow veg? Now you can grow tomatoes with Lubera's new balcony range. The Swiss-based firm...

New Walnut Dwarf Karlik

Compact walnut suitable for small gardens and containers Traditional walnut tree varieties have ruled them out for all but the biggest gardens - the classic...

GARDENING JOBS, TECHNIQUES, MY GARDEN

Cosmos Gazebo Mix

Key gardening jobs May 12-18

Support heavy flowers Put supports in place for herbaceous plants for those like peonies that produce heavy blooms. Maximise rose blooms Tie in climbing and rambling roses as near to...

5 key bank holiday gardening jobs: May 5-11

Start hardening off plants Harden off tender plants by leaving them outside for increasing periods of time, building up to overnight exposure for a fortnight, then...
Species Tulip tarda

5 key gardening jobs April 28-May 4

Catch-cropping with salads In the veg garden, sow quick-growing crops, such as salads, between longer-term residents, such as brassicas, while they’re establishing. Preserve water around fruit Mulching fruit crops will...

RECIPES AND DEALING WITH GLUTS

Banana cake heaven

Banana cakes

Apples and lemons - key fruity cake ingredients

Fruity cakes