Monday, December 1, 2014
GARDENING MONSTER vegetables and incredible yield are always show stoppers.
Monday, November 24, 2014
GARDENINGSIZE is important but it is by no means crucial when it comes to gardening.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
GARDENING CHRISTMAS came really early this year for at least a couple of Island cacti owners.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
GARDENING JAPANESE knotweed — a plant which at best evokes loathing among gardeners and at its worst real fear for homeowners — could have a powerful new, and tiny, nemesis that promises big things.
Monday, November 3, 2014
GARDENING FOR once, in this Michael Fish ‘no hurricane’ month, the forecasters have been bang on and I don’t need to tell you it has been great in the garden, if a tad confusing for plants.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
GARDENING I’M grateful to Don Prescott for highlighting a star of a plant, which does especially well down his southern Wight neck of the woods but will survive almost anywhere.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
GARDENING ERIC Mitchell needs a hand solving a big puzzle — a monkey puzzle.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
GARDENING ONE of the many amazing things about having your own patch of ground is all manner of other creatures use it too.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
GARDENING AS A shameless attempt at gaining publicity, for what promises to be a highly entertaining and informative lecture, Barbara Craig’s gambit paid off.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
GARDENING I LOVE a good fruity tale — the story behind the provenance of a tree adds to the enjoyment both of eating the fruit and growing it too.
Friday, September 12, 2014
GARDENING AS IT turns out, you can have too much of a good thing.
Friday, September 5, 2014
THIS Garden Isle of ours may have its faults but we should truly count our blessings our allotments are not in the sights of a council desperate for cash to fill ever-emptier coffers.
Friday, August 29, 2014
GARDENING WE ARE entering the season of less than mellow wastefulness — and I hate it, although I am probably as guilty of it as the next gardener.
Friday, August 22, 2014
GARDENING I LOVE people with vim and vigour — those who develop, maintain and build upon their passion.
Friday, August 15, 2014
GARDENING IT IS true. Some of the best things in life, and gardening, come for free.
Friday, August 1, 2014
GARDENING WEIRD, isn’t it? Seven months ago, the ground was like tapioca and we were trying to beat the great flood.
Friday, July 25, 2014
GARDENING FORGET the Arreton Valley, the area that really gives us the name Garden Isle is the south of our Island with its special micro-climate.
Friday, July 18, 2014
GARDENINGPOWERFUL support for my autumn seaweed-spreading technique has come from something of an expert on the subject.
Friday, July 11, 2014
GARDENING ORCHIDS, in all their wonderful variety, are some of the most stunning plants, both in our countryside and our gardens.
Friday, July 4, 2014
GARDENINGWE GARDENERS all have our favourites but sometimes that develops into something a little bit more.