bittercress-News-story
bittercress-News-story

The leanest time of year in the vegetable garden is not the depths of winter but now, in early spring. Stored produce is dwindling, past its best or has run out altogether. The same is true for crops that overwinter such as parsnips, leeks and kale. Thank goodness for sprouting broccoli, which is just starting Read the full article…

bean-gardening-News-story
bean-gardening-News-story

Famously, the default conversational setting of the British is discussion of the weather. Personally, I think the topic’s fascinating – our weather is endlessly changeable and surprising – but I suspect the national obsession may have more to do with inherent social awkwardness. In our defence, however, it must be said that we are also Read the full article…

christmas for the gardener news story
christmas for the gardener news story

Each year, usually some time in October, my local garden center is magically transformed into a gaudy temple to Christmas tat. As obese ceramic robins jostle for space with tinselly goblins and meerkats to a seasonal soundtrack of twee electronic chimes, numerous other forgettable products plead with me to ‘Keep Calm …’. Not really my Read the full article…