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Gardening Notes

Slug patrol. After dark with a torch in all your crevices

Posted on - 2014-06-11 21:06:44 GMT

Pinch out side shoots on undercover cordon tomatoes.

Posted on - 2014-06-06 05:00:37 GMT

Ne'er cast a clout 'til May be out. And it nearly is, so plant out courgettes, runner beans, aubergines and outdoor tomatoes.

Posted on - 2014-05-31 21:07:47 GMT

Picking sweet pea blooms means the plant will keep producing more and more

Posted on - 2014-05-31 21:03:12 GMT

Keep mowing the lawn, it's growing rapidly with all the sunshine and rain

Posted on - 2014-05-29 20:59:35 GMT

use clipped box or euonymus in winter pots with

Posted on - 2013-10-17 15:06:50 GMT

Use clipped box or euonymus in winter pots, with thymes, violet violas and trailing ivy

dahlias are wonderful now nip off fading blooms

Posted on - 2013-10-17 14:59:25 GMT

Dahlias are wonderful now. Nip off fading blooms to keep these bad boys flowering until frosts

Cox, Egremont Russet...

Posted on - 2013-09-02 08:42:35 GMT

This year’s fresh English apples in shops from today. Sunny summer weather has made them extra bright and sweet. Yum!

remove the lower leaves from cordon tomatoes to

Posted on - 2013-08-30 13:25:15 GMT

Remove the lower leaves from cordon tomatoes to encourage ripening

use netting to keep cabbage white butterflies away

Posted on - 2013-07-29 10:55:30 GMT

Use netting to keep cabbage white butterflies away from brassicas

white currants are less tempting to birds than

Posted on - 2013-07-26 12:28:55 GMT

White currants are less tempting to birds than black and red currants


Tulipa Jan Reus, Ronaldo, Havran and Black Parrot


Rhubarb Timperley Early


Sat Aug 19 08:29:03 +0000 2017

Working on the proofreaders notes for my book today: Brilliant and Wild - how to make a garden…

Wed Aug 16 17:33:08 +0000 2017

Tom Brown, the head gardener parham_house_gardens is trialling zinnia, gladioli and dahlia this…

Wed Aug 16 17:14:51 +0000 2017

I'm at parham_house_gardens today with head gardener Tom Brown. This is their incredible…

Mon Aug 14 17:38:35 +0000 2017

RT @GdnsIllustrated: The September issue of @GdnsIllustrated goes on sale on Thursday! Look out for this gorgeous cover, shot by Claire Tak…

Mon Aug 14 17:37:02 +0000 2017

RT @GdnsIllustrated: Fire-up your #Friday evening with this recipe for tomato rasam (spicy Indian soup) from @jojotulloh…

Wed Aug 09 17:49:57 +0000 2017

I brought a selection of my favourites when I moved to Bristol; Nigel Slater for gentle warmth,…

Sun Jul 23 15:46:57 +0000 2017

*the* most wonderful planters at Allt-y-bella in Monmouthshire

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