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

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...
The common clothes moth (Tineola bisselliella)

How to get rid of moths

Protect your clothes and carpets from infestation The weather’s warming up and May is the prime time for a moth infestation in your clothes and...

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