How to dig in autumn’s green manures

I sowed a batch of green manure in the autumn to help replenish the soil in our raised beds after their contents – onions, shallots, broad beans – had been…

Planted front gardens are disappearing

Just 10 per cent of people quizzed by the Royal Horticultural Society said they would be interested in growing plants in their front gardens. Most said the space was needed…

Companion planting - a good lesson for children

Companion planting shows how plants can work together to do a good job, demonstrating how valuable teamwork can be. The children planted nasturtiums with runner beans to lure aphids away…