Friday, June 14, 2013
GARDENINGQUEEN Victoria’s consort would almost certainly have approved of the gardening being conducted at Osborne House at the moment — even if she may have not been amused.
Friday, June 7, 2013
GARDENING VALERIAN, whether it be red, pink, or the less common white, was a plant I well remember in my youth — growing in the crumbling mortar joints of old stone walls.
Friday, May 31, 2013
GARDENING THE harsh winter, wet early season and alternate sun and chill in the air seems to have really suited blossom this year.
Friday, May 24, 2013
GARDENING “WEEDS are just plants growing in the wrong place” is an adage borne of the pragmatic gardener.
Friday, May 17, 2013
GARDENING TO PLANT out or not to plant out, that is the question at this time of year — and this May, in particular, it is a knotty one.
Friday, May 10, 2013
GARDENING AS REGULAR readers will know, I have grown my old father’s runner bean varieties, salvaged from his shed long after his death, for more than four decades now — faithfully harvesting seed each autumn to keep the strain going.
Friday, May 3, 2013
GARDENING IF EVER a project deserved to be blessed, it is Quarr Abbey’s gardening idea.
Friday, April 26, 2013
GARDENING GARDENING for free, or for pennies, is the very best sort.
Friday, April 19, 2013
GARDENING SPRING may have sprung — at long last — and as the trees and hedges green up, we can allow ourselves the luxury of thinking summer may actually happen.
Friday, April 12, 2013
GARDENING TIME was when garden tree sculptures were a rarity but they have really caught on here to the point where I reckon we have more per head of the population in private gardens and public spaces than most other places.
Friday, April 5, 2013
GARDENING THIS week, there is a fruit and nut double act tale of the very large and the diminutive.
Thursday, March 28, 2013
GARDENING FROM the now distant days when the flowers were a decorative, and peppery, addition to dainty tea garden sandwiches at Dunnose Cottage, nasturtiums have been a firm family favourite.
Friday, March 22, 2013
GARDENING IT’S all too easy to become disheartened when you start gardening. The best laid plans can be destroyed by mice, disease, the weather — all sorts of things.
Friday, March 15, 2013
GARDENING JUST at the time ambitious plans were coming to fruition to restore a little green oasis in the centre of Ryde to a Regency reflection of what it once was, I was busily hatching my own scheme a few yards away.
Friday, March 8, 2013
GARDENING THE answer to good gardening really does lie in the soil.
Friday, March 1, 2013
GARDENING AFTER the “dead” month of January, late February has kicked off the gardening year.
Friday, February 22, 2013
GARDENING For those who are frustrated spring is just around the corner as they do not have a growing space — try The Footprint Trust’s Adopt-A-Garden scheme.
Friday, February 15, 2013
GARDENING CRIKEY! William Wordsworth would not have much to write home about these days if he looked in my garden for his material.
Friday, February 8, 2013
GARDENING ONE of the many great things about gardening is looking forward to the taste of the seasons to come — and one of the best of those tastes is the tomato, gracing a salad with dressing and basil.
Friday, February 1, 2013
GARDENING YEARS ago, there was real rivalry between the dahlia grower and chrysanthemum cultivator over which was best.