Garry Coward-Williams, editor Why do some people throw salt over their left shoulder if they’ve spilt some? Why do they avoid walking under ladders and expect bad things to happen…

Roses will be hitting their stride now and many varieties should, if healthy and cared for, flower right through to the autumn. The exception will be your ramblers, which throw…

I’d like to take this opportunity to apologise profusely for the abrupt slump in the weather towards the end of last week. It’s all my fault you see, for moving…

Garry Coward-Williams, editor “Everybody wants to be a cat, ‘cos a cat’s the only cat who knows where it’s at!” so went when the song in the Walt Disney film, The…

You know the saying ‘your eyes are bigger than your stomach’? I am suffering from a similar thing, only it’s a case of my seed-growing capacity is considerably larger than…

Thanks to the virus lockdown, people have had more time at home and in the garden, so there have been more people gardening. Hopefully it’s a trend that will continue…

Despite the surge in numbers of people wanting to grow their own fruit and veg, and growing waiting lists for allotments, the space allotted to allotments nationally has dramatically reduced,…

On of the trickiest things in gardening is getting your timings right. This is especially true of springtime, when a few warm, late April days can lull us into a…