Friday, March 7, 2014
GARDENING WHAT would we British have to talk about if we lived in a more predictable climate?
Friday, February 28, 2014
GARDENING MOSS. Isn’t it just a pain in the grass?
Friday, February 14, 2014
GARDENING ANY splash of colour in our dour rain and gale-lashed gardens is welcome as the Great Flood continues.
Friday, February 7, 2014
GARDENING GRAFTING is, of course, an age-old technique, which combines the best attributes of a rootstock with that of the stem joined to it.
Friday, January 31, 2014
GARDENING THE Great Flood has certainly dampened enthusiasm for things outdoors — gardening included — but there are jobs that can be accomplished.
Friday, January 24, 2014
GARDENING THE ‘thwack’ of leather on willow may not seem quite as enjoyable as it did in this painful wake of The Ashes whitewash.
Friday, January 17, 2014
GARDENING ONE of the many rewards of this column, apart from keeping me out of the pub on the night before a ‘school’ day while I write it, is the eclectic selection of letters, e-mails and photographs I receive.
Friday, January 10, 2014
GARDENING THE weather! There would be an awful lot more silence about if we didn’t have it to discuss, wouldn’t there?
Friday, January 3, 2014
GARDENING MUD, mud, glorious mud! My father used to sing that old ditty innumerable times and I was never able to fathom its blood-cleansing properties.
Friday, December 27, 2013
GARDENING CHRISTMAS came early for me — in the form of a lovely little gift from Penny Weedon.
Friday, December 20, 2013
GARDENING CRIKEY! It is going to be a very berry Christmas this year.
Friday, December 13, 2013
GARDENING THIS festive time of year thoughts turn to the spruce.
Friday, December 6, 2013
GARDENING I WAS reminded by timely e-mails that now is the time to move small deciduous trees, shrubs and climbers that have outgrown their allotted space or which have cropped up in the wrong place.
Friday, November 29, 2013
GARDENING DAVID and Barbara Mansfield are quite happily going bananas at their Hillrise Avenue home in Binstead.
Friday, November 22, 2013
GARDENING IN LONDON’S East End of the 1950s, families were judged by two things — the whiteness of their net curtains and the condition of their hedges.
Friday, November 15, 2013
GARDENING THE value of a good hedge has been thrown into ever sharper focus by the recent gales.
Friday, November 8, 2013
GARDENING BIRCH is usually at the forefront of grassland becoming woodland.
Friday, November 1, 2013
GARDENING ONE of the most satisfying elements of this column is being able to pass on information about varieties I’ve tried and liked over the years.
Friday, October 18, 2013
GARDENING ANYONE seeing the warm glow of colour welcoming visitors to Robin Hill and Blackgang Chine might think a considerable amount of money had been poured into the gardens.
Friday, October 11, 2013
GARDENING DODDER is a name beloved of my youth and, thereafter, my children in their earlier years.