April 30, 2018

The Hanami festival in Japan is the custom of viewing the cherry (sakura) blossom, which flowers prolifically across the country at this time of year. The Japanese also have the more ancient tradition of appreciating the plum (ume)  blossom. 

Here in the UK, our fr...

April 11, 2018

I have written this with a particular friend in mind who really wanted to know how to get started with no experience. It is aimed at complete beginners so if you currently grow your own vegetables you will know this stuff already. I've picked five easy to grow, low mai...

April 9, 2018

Building a bug hotel is a great way of encouraging wildlife into your garden and also engaging children and grown-ups alike with the world of minibeasts. Some children have made these at school, but if you want one in your own garden why not try an 'Easter Holiday Bug...

April 4, 2018

As I squelched around in my wellies, planting my first row of new potatoes and trying to dodge the seemingly relentless rain we've had over the last week, I got to thinking about the many happy reasons for growing your own potatoes. They've been part of our staple diet...

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