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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 »

Challenging weather but all still done

Challenging weather but all still done

January 2014 Despite the wet autumn and start to this year I have still managed to finish my winter digging. Luckily, despite the allotment site being clay soil, my plots… 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 »

Bedding plants – a revival

Bedding plants – a revival

If you watched the Great British Garden Revival last night then you will have seen Christine Walkden’s passion for ornamental bedding plants and her campaign for their revival. The magnificent… Read more »