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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 »

Exciting career opportunities within Thompson & Morgan

Exciting career opportunities within Thompson & Morgan

Exciting career opportunities within Thompson & Morgan Thompson & Morgan, which has been based in Ipswich since 1855, has grown to become one of the UK’s most successful horticultural seed… Read more »

A successful year at Driftwood

A successful year at Driftwood

2013 was a very successful year for gardener Geoff Stonebanks and his garden, Driftwood! It saw his garden related charity fundraising top the £32,000 mark in just 4 years, for… Read more »

February 2014 – an update on plants surviving the winter

February 2014 – an update on plants surviving the winter

A short update regarding a couple of plants which are still surviving the winter now in to February. Geranium ‘T&M’s Choice Mixed’ F1 Hybrid & Petunia ‘Easy Wave’ I have… Read more »

Genuinely romantic men grow their own cut flowers

Genuinely romantic men grow their own cut flowers

Last month a branch with a very early blossom on it broke off one of the ornamental cherry trees in the main garden I watched my husband from the warmth… Read more »

Win prizes in our Big Spring Giveaway

Win prizes in our Big Spring Giveaway

Every day in February we’re offering you the chance to win some fabulous prizes in the Big Spring Giveaway! Prizes include a backstage experience at Gardeners’ Question Time, membership to… Read more »

Wet start to the year – unruley weather

Wet start to the year – unruley weather

Despite the wet start to this year I have still managed to finish my winter digging. Despite the allotment site being clay soil, my plots have had so much organic… 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 »