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.
Monday, January 26, 2015
GARDENINGFUNNY, I always seem to write about drought just before it rains, the wet when things dry out and now about warmth when temperatures dip.
Monday, January 19, 2015
GARDENINGLET me introduce you to a born survivor you might not have met before.
Monday, January 12, 2015
GARDENINGTHE cordyline really is a born survivor — and in Sandown it has found a real survival niche.
Monday, January 5, 2015
GARDENINGONCE we pass the calendar hurdle of the shortest day and enter the new year, my thoughts always start to turn to what to plant.
Monday, December 29, 2014
GARDENING YACON tubers form underground beneath a robust, leafy plant and are slightly reminiscent when dug of large baking potatoes — but that is where the similarity ends.
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
GARDENINGMY ‘PRESENT’ to you, dear reader, is a lovely little IW apple.