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…

Garry Coward-Williams, editor I prefer situation comedy to watching a comic tell ‘jokes’ and the finest for me is Steptoe and Son, written by Ray Galton & Alan Simpson. It…

As Coronavirus lockdown eases, several of the nation’s most popular public gardens are reopening . Saturday, May 30 sees Exbury Gardens in the New Forest unlocking its gates, after staff…

I adore pinks for their pretty petals in pastel colours that bring an air of romance to my cottage style borders. When they start to flower at this time of…