Monday, September 24, 2018

PLACES TO VISIT, HORTICULTURAL SHOWS, COOL GARDENS

Harrogate Show: flowers, floristry, Borderline

The beauty of blooms in the Floral Pavilion and Borderline awards Harrogate Autumn Flower Show is not all about giant veg (see more on them...

FEATURED PLANTS AND FLOWER SEEDS

GARDENING NEWS, PRODUCTS, REVIEWS

ENVIRONMENT, HEALTH, COMMENT

Horse chestnut

Spider season: traditional deterrents

Keeping Shelob out of your home They're great for the garden, I know, but as a former arachnophobe*, I still dread that fleeting movement you see...
Improve your diet during Organic September

Soil Association’s Organic September 2018

Promoting healthier living and the environment The Soil Association (SA) has declared this month Organic September and there are great ideas to promote healthier living...

FRUIT AND VEGETABLES

New organic vegetable seeds for 2019

Johnsons expands its range after sales boost Into organic gardening? Then you need to check out Johnsons organic seed range, which has 18 new vegetable varieties...

New vegetable seeds 2019

Mr Fothergill's new additions and exclusives It's new catalogue time when we start to gloss over the mistakes of this year and look forward to...

Optigrow seeds: RHS Chelsea Garden Product of the Year 2018

Non-chemical way to prime seeds for faster germination You can be sure that the finalists for the RHS Chelsea Garden Product of the Year are...

GARDENING JOBS, TECHNIQUES, MY GARDEN

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How to plant a new hedge

Preparation is the key to a wildlife-friendly boundary As the owner of a hedge that was long established before I moved into my house, I...
Helianthus Lemon Queen

5 gardening jobs Sept 15-21

Increase your stock of tender plants Take cuttings of tender perennials, such as Pelargoniums (geraniums). If you don’t have a greenhouse, use a light windowsill to...

5 gardening jobs September 8-14

Start off garlic Plant out garlic, or start cloves in pots to transplant later. Control vine weevils Now is an ideal time to apply biological controls for...

RECIPES AND DEALING WITH GLUTS