What to sow in March

What to sow in March

Dad’s kitchen garden in 2012. It’s had a few upgrades since – new fruit trees, finished fruit cage, new raised beds Spring is upon us – there’s blossom to prove it – although it’s cold and wet and doesn’t look that much different to winter today. The Met Office...
Exciting new arrivals

Exciting new arrivals

Recording a podcast with Markus Kobelt of Lubera. Photo by the lovely Fran of Rabbit Attack PR 🙂 At the Garden Press Event last month I met up with Markus Kobelt of Lubera to record the first in a series of podcasts about the wonderful world of fruit growing. The...
The Garden Press Event 2017

The Garden Press Event 2017

Last week I travelled up to London to go to the Garden press event, which was being held at the Barbican. As the name suggests, the Garden Press Event is a chance for gardening brands to showcase their wares to “the key names in the garden & home press and media”,...
Italian regional tomato varieties

Italian regional tomato varieties

An unusual tomato support, at Hampton Court Palace We don’t really eat fresh tomatoes in this house, and as a rule I don’t tend to grow them. Last year I was tempted by a trio of unusual flavoured tomatoes from Wyevale, but they were tall and needy things that wanted...
Marshalls Spring 2017 catalogue

Marshalls Spring 2017 catalogue

With Christmas out of the way, it’s time to start planning next year’s garden, and (perhaps) sow some seeds. I’m going to start with some salad; whilst it’s a bit bonkers that we buy in salad from Spain, it’s utterly ludicrous that demand is going to be met by flying...

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