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,
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
GARDENINGNUTS, in various forms, are the main subjects of this week’s column.
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
EVERY now and again someone comes along and breaks the gardening mould.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
GARDENING THERE are ‘just’ 40 shopping days to go to Christmas.
Monday, November 9, 2015
GARDENING I LIVE more than a long stone’s throw away from the coast — far enough away and up a hill to be protected from an environment which does not suit many garden plants.
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
GARDENING IT TAKES something pretty odd and unusual to bemuse the Island’s very own Man of the Trees, Bill Shepard.