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The seedy side of rose growing

The seedy side of rose growing

The seedy side of rose growing By Jane Scorer I’m rose-obsessed and I admit it! I love them all, from the teeny, weeny miniatures to the towering giants, and my… Read more »

Preparing for 2014 – potato blight

Preparing for 2014 – potato blight

We are in an area which suffers yearly with potato blight (Phytophthora infestans) and once you have had this terrible potato disease in your allotment or garden then it seems… Read more »

Was Buying a House Called “Brambles” an Omen? (part four)

Was Buying a House Called “Brambles” an Omen? (part four)

Was Buying a House Called “Brambles” an Omen? (part four) It is early January 2014 and it feels like it has been raining nonstop since Christmas Eve.  The ground outside… Read more »

The Rough Guide to Beans by Real Men Sow

The Rough Guide to Beans by Real Men Sow

The Rough Guide to Beans Are you an allotment beginner, getting ready for your first season as a veg grower? Well, let me recommend starting with beans. Beans were the… Read more »

Ho ho sow

Ho ho sow

In ‘Ho ho sow’, Jane Scorer shares some great ideas for Christmas gifts. Are you in the midst of your Christmas shopping? If you are, then I bet you can… Read more »

Variegation across the nation…

Variegation across the nation…

Guest blogger Jane Scorer has gardened the same half acre plot for over 30 years and has opened her garden for the NGS (Yellow Book) scheme. She has an RHS… Read more »

Autumn colour is coming

Autumn colour is coming

Autumn colour is coming… I am sitting looking out at the garden and there seems to be a funny tinge to the trees. They have a kind of lightness in… Read more »

Getting more from your garden!

Getting more from your garden!

Getting more from your garden! By ‘getting more’ I mean multiplying up your favourite plants the cheap and easy way — by taking cuttings. Although September is thought to be… Read more »

Growing vertically

Growing vertically

Growing vertically Both of us were staring at the same wall mounted moss collage in a corner of the Grand Marquee at the Chelsea Flower Show. We got chatting and… Read more »

Crops for a cool climate

Crops for a cool climate

Crops for a Cool Climate Over the years in which climate change has been discussed in the media, there have been continual suggestions that it will be of benefit to… Read more »