garden centre, closed, Coronavirus, sales, redundant

Wow! We really seemed to tap into the mood of the nation’s gardeners when we Tweeted and blogged about the effects of garden centre closures. Thank you to everyone who…

Cornavirus, gardening, garden centres, nurseries, planting, ruined stock, redundancies, lockdown, closure

Alan Titchmarsh MBE has spoken of the ‘heartbreak’ faced by many nursery and garden centre owners, as well as gardeners, as the horticultural industry suffers under the Covid-19 lockdown. He…

We’ve had a question form Sarah in Solihull about broad beans. Last year she tried growing them, but got next to nothing. She promised herself she wouldn’t try growing them…

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…