Saturday, August 18, 2018

PLACES TO VISIT, HORTICULTURAL SHOWS, COOL GARDENS

RHS London shows to move

Poor visitor numbers mean events relocate to RHS gardens High costs and poor visitor numbers have led the RHS to move three of its five...

FEATURED PLANTS AND FLOWER SEEDS

GARDENING NEWS, PRODUCTS, REVIEWS

ENVIRONMENT, HEALTH, COMMENT

Large white butterfly

Big Butterfly Count 2018

The count is on now - finishes August 12 It’s vital that we keep account of butterfly numbers every year, especially during these times of...
Nemasys nematodes. Picture; BASF

Why you should use nematodes as pest control

Protect dahlias, ornamentals and crops organically Dahlias have enjoyed a huge surge in popularity in our gardens and it’s heartbreaking when all your efforts are ruined...

FRUIT AND VEGETABLES

New hardneck garlic Czech Mate

Exclusive autumn-planting garlic ideal for container growing Hoping to have a bash at growing autumn-planting garlic in containers - I'll let you know how it...

A glut of apricots!

Bumper crop plus warning of Prunus diseases I feel like I've been living on apricots for most of the last week. My tree, Kioto, was...

D.T. Brown’s record-breaking year

Veg seeds and plants plus seed potatoes boost sales I'm delighted to hear that in these troubled times for horticulture, it's been a bumper year...

GARDENING JOBS, TECHNIQUES, MY GARDEN

Sunflower Velvet Queen

5 gardening jobs August 11-17

Keep picking beans Harvest French and runner beans little and often to prevent them from setting seed. Pick runner beans regularly to prevent them becoming stringy and to make...
One massive bowl of apricots from one small Kioto tree

A glut of apricots!

Bumper crop plus warning of Prunus diseases I feel like I've been living on apricots for most of the last week. My tree, Kioto, was...

5 gardening jobs August 4-10

Prune climbing and rambling roses Prune climbing and rambling roses that do not repeat flower or produce attractive hips, once the flowers have finished. Increase your stock...

RECIPES AND DEALING WITH GLUTS