Life on the Allotment: Spuds

Giant pumpkin In less than a week the pumpkin seed I planted has germinated. I planted two pumpkin ‘Autumn Mammoth’ seeds, and so far only one has sprung to life.…

While rummaging through my tins of seeds today, it seemed sensible to grab the packets of hardy annuals – or sprinklers, as I like to call them. Not only are…

I was talking to a friend the other day about sowing seeds. “So,” he said, “you just sow the seeds, forget about them then plant them out when they’ve germinated?…

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has set up a dedicated website to help the UK’s gardeners buy plants from nurseries with surplus supplies. The national gardening charity is urging gardeners…

Cometh the hour, cometh the solution! As garden centres struggle through Coronavirus lockdown, with jobs on the line and millions of plants facing almost certain destruction, horticultural companies are working…

Response to our Tweet about garden centre closures is still flooding in via email, Twitter and Facebook. One of the correspondents was Lucy Hooper, an event producer with RHS qualifications,…