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.
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
GARDENING THESE days my walled kitchen garden is pretty much ‘under wraps’.
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
GARDENING IF YOU could bottle success, or put it in a jar, here are three ways connected with gardening that you can enjoy it.
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
GARDENING IT IS a very good year for berries, which means it will be a hard winter (I can hear the groan of my children as I write this).
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
LAUREL, in its various forms, was beloved of Victorian gardeners as a hedging and screening plant and, since then, it has grown up more than a bit.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
GARDENING SOMETIMES an idea is so devilishly simple you wonder why it took so long to germinate.
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
GARDENING AFTER languishing for a while on the fringes of garden fashion, dahlias are suddenly being recognised again for their very many useful attributes.
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
GARDENING VENTNOR Botanic Garden will be celebrating the hop harvest again with the annual Hops Festival on Sunday, September 20, from 10am to 6pm at the garden.