Saturday, July 21, 2018

PLACES TO VISIT, HORTICULTURAL SHOWS, COOL GARDENS

Beamish Museum: Festival of the 50s

Get ready to rock 'n' roll, July 12-15, 2018 Vintage fans, it’s time to dust off your petticoats and slick back your hair for Beamish’s...

FEATURED PLANTS AND FLOWER SEEDS

GARDENING NEWS, PRODUCTS, REVIEWS

ENVIRONMENT, HEALTH, COMMENT

Drive pots in hot colours, July 2018

Design a garden based on your personality

Don’t copy other people’s gardens - reflect your taste, good or bad Copying is the sincerest form of flattery but it’s rarely one that makes...
video

Hillier’s garden revamp for tot with cancer

Sebastian and family's haven to be created by volunteers A toddler suffering from cancer and his family are to benefit from a garden makeover from...

FRUIT AND VEGETABLES

Climbing fruit

It’s easy to create a pick-your-own garden A pick-your-own garden with climbing fruit like blackberries, raspberries, blueberries and grapes doesn't need much room. Plants make use...

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...

GARDENING JOBS, TECHNIQUES, MY GARDEN

Dahlia New Baby

5 gardening jobs July 14-20

Get a second flush of flowers Cut back delphiniums and geraniums after the first flush of flowers to encourage a second flowering period. Feed after cutting them...
Drive pots in hot colours, July 2018

Design a garden based on your personality

Don’t copy other people’s gardens - reflect your taste, good or bad Copying is the sincerest form of flattery but it’s rarely one that makes...
Sunflower Pastiche

5 gardening jobs July 7-13

Keep on deadheading Deadhead flower borders regularly to prolong flowering. Disbud and dead-head dahlias if growing for large blooms. Leave roses that produce attractive hips. Check for beetles...

RECIPES AND DEALING WITH GLUTS

Baked fresh figs with blue cheese. Picture; Pascale Treichler from Lubera
Basic yet tasty soda bread

Soda bread

Winter veg warmers

Banana cake heaven

Banana cakes

Not-so-secret ingredients... herbs and garlic

Herbs & garlic