What to sow in October

What to sow in October

I think gardeners, and veg gardeners in particular, fall into two types. There’s the fair weather gardeners who give it all they’ve got from spring until autumn and then retire gracefully indoors to put their feet up with a sigh of relief (and who can blame them?)...
Tendrils: 160923

Tendrils: 160923

Welcome to Tendrils! In this season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, the alliums in the front garden (mainly chives) are being badly attacked by blackfly at the moment. Considering that our front windows are home to hibernating ladybirds all winter (mainly invasive...
Overwintering alliums 2016: garlic and onions

Overwintering alliums 2016: garlic and onions

When I clear the next bed it will be time to plant the overwintering onions. I choose to plant my onions in the autumn for two reasons; the first is that I like having the beds filled overwinter. It’s nicer than having a bare garden to look at. The second is that they...

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