Tuesday, June 28, 2016
GARDENING is all about planting for the future with the best results often seen after the planter has passed away.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
GARDENING I RECEIVED an interesting e-mail from Lois Kelly, who lives at Sidmouth, Devon, about a garden and countryside pest which has really taken off in the south of England and crossed The Solent some years ago too.
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
GARDENING WHAT a difference a few weeks can make in the garden…
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
GARDENING THERE is always something interesting that turns up in the garden or indeed the greenhouse.
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
GARDENING AS THE weather warms outside, three plants bring the colour and warmth of the tropics indoors.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
GARDENINGEDDIE Grove’s version of the Queen of Hearts tomato is on sale for charity on my little honesty plinth outside my home.
Monday, April 18, 2016
GARDENING RHUBARB, which can be harvested well into autumn without becoming bitter, is a valuable addition.
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
GARDENING DUTCH Elm disease was the first dread disease in recent times to change our woodlands forever after breaching our sea defences.
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
GARDENINGIN RECENT years, the cost-effectiveness of growing onions has been limited.
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
GARDENING YOU can prune indoor climbers this month.
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
GARDENING CONJOINED branches, or trunks moulded over foreign objects, make interesting garden features.
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
GARDENING A NEW variety of raspberry of a type known as a two-timer or double-cropper has been launched.
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
GARDENINGSOMETIMES in gardening the pragmatic way is to admit defeat and find a new line of attack.
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
GARDENING ANOTHER exotic appearance at Ventnor Botanic Garden — before the chilly snap — was this mirror orchid, photographed by Colin Pope, who is cataloguing all in the garden.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
GARDENING A READER wonders if there is anyone out there who has seed from Stan Jackson’s famous Queen of Hearts tomato that has not cross-pollinated with other varieties.
Monday, January 18, 2016
GARDENING AND SO it continues — the crazy catalogue of plants fooled by the warmest winter in recent times so far grows and grows, literally.
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
GARDENING AS A novelty, and perhaps to get youngsters interested in gardening — and maybe moussaka — this is a good one from seed and plant company Thompson & Morgan.
Tuesday, December 29, 2015
GARDENING A PEACH of an idea is taking shape at a not-for-profit nursery on the outskirts of Wootton.
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
GARDENINGI DON’T yet know the exact statistics but in November temperatures were a good four or five degrees higher than the average expected.
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
GARDENING SADLY, sometimes in gardening there is little that can be done to combat Mother Nature,