Monday, August 17, 2015
GARDENING I HAVE a very low tolerance of gardening show presenters with annoying voices and misplaced animation — and they seem to be legion — but, set that aside, and Carol Klein, on Monday focuses on the giant waterlily at Ventnor Botanic Garden.
Monday, August 10, 2015
GARDENING WHENEVER I publicise what I think are unusual happenings in the garden, there is usually a caterwaul of comment from people who have seen it all before.
Monday, August 3, 2015
GARDENING THE curator of Ventnor Botanic Garden, Chris Kidd, is no stranger to identifying alien invaders to our gardens, which crop up regularly.
Monday, July 27, 2015
GARDENING THERE cannot be many names of plants that sum up their appearance better than red hot poker.
Monday, July 13, 2015
GARDENING TALES of the unexpected reached me within hours of each other — of brilliant success and abject soft fruit failure.
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
GARDENING THINK hydrangeas and an image will be conjured of the spherical mophead adornments of bungalow estate development.
Monday, June 29, 2015
GARDENING CHRIS did send me an additional technical piece on a study, which is currently happening at the garden which, in a neat turn of phrase, he described as ‘dry as the tip of a Kalahari bushman’s elbow’.
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
THE Big Apple comes back to Newport with the IW Apple Project at Abbey Mews.
Monday, June 15, 2015
GARDENING ’TIS the season of champagne and tennis and that Wimbledon must-have accessory, strawberries.
Monday, June 8, 2015
GARDENING MUCH is said of the negatives of the internet — social media trolls, disinformation and the instant dissemination of events and opinion.
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
GARDENING FOR the most part, I am blessed with plenty of growing places for all sorts of crops, except for my little 8ft by 6ft greenhouse where space is at a definite premium.
Monday, May 25, 2015
GARDENING is an intoxicating mixture of art, craft and graft. That’s probably why we love it so much.
Monday, May 4, 2015
GARDENING RUSS Broughton got my e-mail address from Brading bee man Dave Cassell and sent me a picture of a crazy daisy.
Monday, April 20, 2015
GARDENING IT IS that mad time of year, the start of that frantic period where you don’t know whether to be planting, pruning, digging or sowing — or simply soaking up the spring sun.
Monday, April 6, 2015
GARDENING IN PELARGONIUM circles, the quest for the perfect yellow specimen is the equivalent of the search for the black tulip.
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
GARDENING CALL me old-fashioned but there seems something fundamentally wrong in eating the tuber of a flower as magnificent as a dahlia.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
GARDENING I HAVE had an unrequited love affair ever since I tuned into the BBC2 TV programme The Victorian Kitchen Garden.
Monday, February 16, 2015
‘POT mums’ are those colourful monsters of container gardening that look fantastic in garden centres in late summer and last right through to the first frost—but they can quite easily be grown at home too.
Monday, February 9, 2015
GARDENING SOME gardeners who know their onions hang on to the heritage and provenance of what they grow, relishing the tradition of planting year on year.
Friday, January 30, 2015
GARDENING RARELY, these days, are special offers truly special.