Is it ripe yet?

Is it ripe yet?

Growing your own crops is so satisfying, not forgetting about all the health benefits of eating fresh vegetables too. We spend a lot of time caring for our crops, protecting them from frosts, fighting off pests and disease and generally nurturing them until they are...

Raspberry surprise!

Raspberry surprise!

I’m very pleased with this pair of Raspberry ‘Ruby Beauty’® plants that found their way to my desk today.  I wasn’t expecting them so it was a lovely surprise! This compact little variety is the latest thing in Raspberries. It’s a dwarf variety that’s supposed to grow...

The war against weeds – part 2

The war against weeds – part 2

Perennial weeds are far trickier to deal with than annual weeds. They die back in winter each year before re-emerging the following spring so you need to kill the root in order to kill the plant. Worse still, some weeds such as bindweed can propagate themselves from...

Evergreen Shrubs

Evergreen Shrubs

Evergreen shrubs form the backbone of the garden. They provide structure and colour even in the depths of winter when other plants are dormant and bare. Evergreens offer more than just foliage. Many have attractive flowers such as Rhododendron and Camellia. In fact...

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