Bags of mixed baby-leaf salads are a familiar sight in the supermarkets. But it’s easy to grow your own too, giving you a regular supply of fresh, succulent salad leaves. All you need is...
Even if you haven’t got room for a vegetable plot in the garden, there’s no reason to give up the idea of growing them. You can plant up containers with anything from salad leaves to potatoes. Because they are grown in compost and kept well-watered, the crops grow quickly to produce clean, tender crops. You can turn your patio or balcony into a potager!
Herbaceous Perennials Planting: Keep off the soil if it is sufficiently wet to stick to your boots. Compacting wet soils can damage their structure, especially heavy soils such as clay. On lighter soils, a...
The gardener can provide the frame, set up his easel, and sketch the pattern, but as time marches on he must constantly step aside and hand over his brush to Nature.
With over 16 million gardens throughout our increasingly crowded country, our gardens are a vital habitat for beleaguered wildlife. A mature garden may be home to up to 60 bird species, 300 plant species and thousands of insects.
Aromatic flowers and herb sprigs were also bound into small posies called ‘tussie mussies’ to ward off sickness or infection and to act as amulets whilst travelling.
Evergreen and winter-flowering perennials are an important ingredient in the winter garden offering welcome splashes of colour and interest.
If soil condition allows, try to finish digging by the end of the year so that it will be ready for spring planting. Do not dig soil that is very wet or frozen, as tis can damage the soil condition.
In America ‘ghost gardens’ are rather the fashion. Here everything is dim and subdued.
Created by the garden writer, Margery Fish, East Lambrook Manor is a wonderful example of a traditional cottage garden.
t is the big treasure hunt of the year, even more exciting than searching for the fruit in the tangle of straw round the strawberry plants.
Gardeners are tempted to Scampston Hall by the wonderful Piet Oudolf garden, planted in 1999, and opened in 2004. The wider landscape was designed around the Georgian house by Capability Brown.
Many vegetables are difficult to store well. If you live in a sheltered part of the country, some veg, including leeks, parsnips and carrots, can safely be left in the ground until you need them. If you need to harvest your veg, you will find that root vegetables store best.
It was the sweetest, most mysterious-looking place any one could imagine. The high walls which shut it in were covered with the leafless stems of climbing roses which were so thick that they were matted together.
A female and male alliance, to give choice to people who may be more reassured with a female gardener.Marie is R.H.S Horticulture level 3 trained at Cannington College, Bridgwater.
Founded in 1941, Crowborough Horticultural Society is a friendly, educational forum for all gardeners and allotment holders in Crowborough and the surrounding area. We hold monthly meetings with expert speakers, an Annual Open Show and group visits to places of gardening interest.