Back to my roots

Back to my roots

After a week trapped inside by work, on Saturday morning I happily pottered around the garden for several hours. I started in the front garden, cutting back the comfrey and stuffing it into buckets to make liquid feed, since the flowers have faded to the point where...
Container herbs for beginners

Container herbs for beginners

Increasingly, we’re being told that we can green up our lifestyle by growing some of our own food. Articles everywhere suggest that everyone can grow a few herbs on the windowsill, but if you’ve never gardened before then that’s not as simple as it sounds. Here is a...
Front garden peat-free fruit beds

Front garden peat-free fruit beds

Over the bank holiday weekend, Ryan and I came to the conclusion that the front gardens aren’t working for us as they are, and came up with a fairly drastic plan to annex one of them into the back garden, in order to provide us with an outdoor dining area. That plan...
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...
The Elephant in the Room

The Elephant in the Room

We see a lot of articles about how you can save money by growing your own food. And it’s true, it’s absolutely true, you can. A packet of salad seeds is roughly the same price as a bagged salad, and will keep you in salads all summer (and probably beyond). You can...

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