Friday, June 22, 2018

PLACES TO VISIT, HORTICULTURAL SHOWS, COOL GARDENS

BBC Gardeners’ World Live: Made in Birmingham garden

Show's opening day reveals tribute to host city Birmingham’s ‘roots’ are on display at BBC Gardeners’ World Live show, as the city’s industrial and rural...

FEATURED PLANTS AND FLOWER SEEDS

GARDENING NEWS, PRODUCTS, REVIEWS

ENVIRONMENT, HEALTH, COMMENT

Designer Matthew Keightley in the RHS Feel Good Garden. Picture; RHS/Sarah Cuttle

RHS Chelsea: The Feel Good Garden

How horticulture can benefit mental health The RHS's Feel Good Garden at the Chelsea Flower Show has been pledged to the Camden and Islington Mental...
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...

FRUIT AND VEGETABLES

Frost-hardy citrus

Cold tolerant down to -15°C Switrus Ichangensis also known as Ichang Papeda, is probably one of the most winter hardy and frost-hardy evergreen citrus species, withstanding temperatures down to...

Growing tomatoes in pots

Why I'm ditching grow bags this year While it's good to see more peat-free grow bags on the market, I've decided to give them a...

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...

GARDENING JOBS, TECHNIQUES, MY GARDEN

Rose Leah Tutu

5 gardening jobs June 16-22

Reinvigorate flowered perennials Cut back clumps of spring-flowering perennials to encourage a fresh flush of foliage. Cut back Euphorbias Euphorbias look a lot better if spent flowers are removed, cutting...
Some of the pots lined up in the conservatory

Growing tomatoes in pots

Why I'm ditching grow bags this year While it's good to see more peat-free grow bags on the market, I've decided to give them a...
A good year for alliums

5 gardening jobs June 9-15

Beware vine weevils! Vine weevil larvae can be a serious pest of container plants and are active now. There are various biological controls available. Tie in climbers Twining climbers...

RECIPES AND DEALING WITH GLUTS