Bunkers Hill Plant Nursery

Bunkers Hill Plant Nursery

Monty Don has been bemoaning the fact that some “40% of gardeners get their plants, bulbs and seeds from supermarkets”. He says that their focus on cheaply produced, mass market plants is cutting down on the choice available. He might be right, but I would imagine...
2017 blogging agenda

2017 blogging agenda

Over the last couple of months I’ve been blogging a lot about my plans for the garden, which is only natural in the run-up to the new gardening season. In terms of the blog this year, it will (of course) be following the progress of the garden and my peat-free, small...
Filling the beds

Filling the beds

Last weekend Ryan and his dad built the first six of my raised beds (ultimately there will be 12 in the garden, giving me a little over 17 square metres of prime planting space). Now they need filling. After doing a lot of calculations, and looking at bulk deliveries...

Get smart in the garden

Keeping a garden tidy can be a lot of work There’s no denying that electrical appliances can make gardening a lot easier – when you’re faced with a thicket that needs cutting back, an unending hedge that needs trimming, or a large lawn to mow, there are few people who...

Grow! Harvest! Eat!

“We grow! We harvest! We eat!” mural in the Exotic Garden at Ryton organic gardens I haven’t felt much like writing over the last few weeks. I haven’t felt like doing much of anything. It took Ryan and I far longer than we had anticipated to get his flat ready for...

Evernote Evangelist

When I first became a freelance writer, I started to drown in scraps of paper. Loose leaves from pads, sticky notes, brochures and leaflets scattered everywhere. Finding anything became a nightmare, and so I developed the discipline of recording everything in a bound...

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