An unheated greenhouse can maintain an overnight temperature around five degrees higher than outside, so ditch the expensive and environmentally unfriendly greenhouse heaters this winter and grow cold.
It’s said we spend some £30 million on Brussels sprouts each Christmas, so now’s the time for kitchen gardeners to sit back and smugly celebrate the deliciously (money saving) rewards of a year’s hard work
Who says you need a field to grow an orchard? Dwarf fruit trees grow brilliantly in pots, giving you a mini orchard in your own backyard… Apples, pears and …
While we might be bunkering down to protect our plots from the first frosts – November can also be one of the most productive months in the vegetable grower’s calendar with plenty to pick and pickle
I meet a bird enthusiast who has gone further than most in his efforts to tempt his feathered friends into the garden – and find out how we can …
The gate to my allotment plot is just a short walk from the doctor’s surgery. Five years ago, after weekly counselling sessions for post-natal depression, I would unlock that gate and set aside an hour to hoe. Looking back, it was here that the real therapy began.
Green manures are fast growing crops that can be sown as a late season soil conditioners – and are especially good for filling bare patches at the allotment
Composting, clearing and collecting are the buzzwords for October (not forgetting the carving of the Halloween pumpkin of course!) but there’s still things to sow and grow
I chat with the “pump-king”, expert pumpkin grower and carver Gareth Glover to find out his tips and tricks for Halloween delights
In my regular round up of content on my site, I look back at food, drink and gardening articles published in magazines as well as the advice and opinions I’ve given in my blog over the last few months.