I was surprised and pleased to see Amateur Gardening magazine had a section in one of their September editions dedicated to organic gardening, mainly because the magazine always seems to endorse all kinds of sprays and pesticides. But here they were making the case for national charity Garden Organic, compost, reusing resources, stopping chemical usage [...]
While 'mulch' may be utterly charmless as a word, it is full of potential to transform your garden from an ugly duckling into a preened swan. Find out all your need to know about mulch in this week's blog.
I love planning. I have lists, sub lists, sub sub lists. When it comes to gardening I like to start planning on the 1st of September. Why? Well if you want a great spring, with healthy plants and rich soil, then you have to get your organic garden ready now. I always think of September [...]
"Gardening is one of those areas where we never, genuinely, never stop learning." I took a course on Container Gardening with Chris Beardshaw and it was FANTASTIC!
I'd never heard of this plant until three years ago. To be honest the words "tastes like cucumber," and "great in G&T," and "good for bees" was enough to set off my 'Buy Now' trigger finger and purchase a tiny packet of seeds off eBay. I unwittingly sowed them into some pots at the front [...]
Do you want to fill your home with freshly cut flowers but don't want to fill your house with plastic packaging and the guilt of all those air miles? Then find out what flowers you should grow to have your own zero waste cut flowers.
Find out how to achieve a zero waste and organic garden with these top 20 tips.
Over the winter I was regularly buying basil and parsley only to watch sadly as the overcrowded plants suffocated and ran out of nutrients. Plus we always ate too much in one go which exhausted the plant. I always hated buying the packed herbs as they would usually get lost and then rot at the [...]