Houseplant care, feeding, watering, fertliser, spring, awake

I was fully intending to spend the weekend in the garden having a gentle potter but it was so blinking cold I reversed my intentions and instead spent most the…

It’s time to get potatoes in the ground, so I went to the allotment yesterday and planted three rows. My allotment neighbour and mentor, Ray, who has had an allotment…

compost, composting, manure, mulch, gardening

I know exactly how AG reader Barbara feels this week. Her letter published in the 7 March issue shared her delight at turning trimmings and kitchen waste into home-made compost…

wild garlic, Allium triquetum, three-cornered leek, invasive, foraging

I was going to write about the therapeutic properties of weeding and how it’s a great way of letting your mind run clear and helping you sort things out in…

vegetables, rhubarb, edibles, growing

I can never work out why the fresh supermarket fruit and veg that’s eaten on holiday somewhere sunkissed in the Mediterranean taste so much nicer than the produce you buy…

Life on the Allotment: Spuds

We can visit our allotments! Michael Gove, Minister for the Cabinet Office, has stated that those people with allotments can tend them during the strict new curbs on life in…

Hedgehog in garden.

We have been seeing signs that our hedgehog(s) are up and doing after their winter for around 10 days now. By ‘signs’ I mean little black torpedoes of poo left…

Life on the Allotment: Spuds

Broad beans I sowed some ‘Aquadulce Claudia’ broad beans in October last year and planted them out on the allotment in November. They’re growing well, but I think I need…