Holly – what is there to know? Life of a young gardener – Jack Shilley Exotic Fruit
The Big Allotment Challenge – What do you think?

The Big Allotment Challenge – What do you think?

The Big Allotment Challenge – what do you think? Now the series has come to an end we’d like to know what our gardeners thought. We have been watching week… Read more »

Pests and Disease

Pests and Disease

There is nothing more frustrating for a gardener than purchasing, growing and nurturing a plant for it to be destroyed by pests or disease. As gardeners we strive to protect… Read more »

Horticultural Etiquette

Horticultural Etiquette

Is there a code of horticultural etiquette? Since the recent RHS poll which revealed that one-fifth of gardeners discard of their snails by putting them over their neighbours fence, we… Read more »

What to do in the garden in May?

What to do in the garden in May?

Gardening is an annual task, or hobby to most, and requires attention all year round. For me this is perfect because I do not have to find something else to… Read more »

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… Read more »

Sweet Hot Chilli and Tomato Chutney Recipe

Sweet Hot Chilli and Tomato Chutney Recipe

Tonight on BBC Two, we watch the remaining 7 pairs of allotmenteers make their own chutney. Cooking is the perfect way to make use of any left over produce in… Read more »

Ideas to keep children occupied outside

Ideas to keep children occupied outside

I’ve been coming up with ideas to keep children occupied outside for the last ten years. And let’s be totally honest here – it has been a somewhat selfish act…. Read more »

Horticultural Guilty Habit

Horticultural Guilty Habit

The RHS has revealed a horticultural guilty habit that one-fifth of gardeners polled have reluctantly admitted to! After our recent spell of rain, you would expect more snails to be… Read more »

Sweet Chilli Relish

Sweet Chilli Relish

A relish generally consists of fruit or vegetable pieces within a sauce and a superb way to make use of those spare fruit and veg in your garden. There is… Read more »

Sowing Sweet Peas

Sowing Sweet Peas

Whilst relaxing with a book I studied my garden, my book was slowly losing its appeal! I realised how bare my garden not only looked, but felt. It is strange… Read more »