Blight on the landscape

As an organic gardener I like to grow my own food and, as I once had a lowly post at the National Vegetable Research Station in Wellesbourne, Warwick, I feel…

When it comes to planting potatoes, the old saying goes, “Get your earlies in late and your lates in early”. Just as well considering the weather we’ve been experiencing this…

One of Britain’s leading garden retailers has taken steps to reassure customers that its seed potatoes are safe to handle. Shoppers at Homebase were confronted by signs warning that seed…

Product review: potato planters Consumer editor Julia Heaton finds out which reuseable potato planters are the most user-friendly Best buy 18/20 Three potato patio planters  £12.99 (p&p £4.50) Haxnicks from…

Spring bouncing forward The time has come to plant my potatoes in the ground. Yes it is rather early for some regions, but down here on the south coast, having…

I’m in my garden whenever I can manage it, but I have to admit that even I struggled to get out there this week. There was no snow, but the…