I watched as three hard frosts turned my Dahlias from stately ladies to swampy rags and I lost my nerve. I dug up the tubers and they are now upside down, drying out in a cool room. I couldn’t face losing them. I couldn’t face a winter of fretting…..were the… Read More »Update in The Great Dahlia Experiment 2016-2017
In one garden I am playing it safe In another garden I am being very brave. I am being especially brave in garden #2 because it is my garden. My own Dahlia tubers will stay in the ground all winter. 625kg of horticultural grit arrives on Tuesday. I will mulch… Read More »The Great Dahlia Experiment 12016-17
Nicola wanted to write but didn’t know quite where to start. She had read and listened to plenty of interviews with successful authors and knew that if you wanted to write you had to jolly well just get on with it. So, Nicola just got on with it. She had… Read More »Nicola wanted to write……
I have been practicing organic gardening since 1995. That’s quite a while now! I fell into organics; I did not seek it out. A couple of weeks of work experience at Highgrove led to me working there on and off for the next decade. It started as a fun summer… Read More »Introducing Organics: beyond horticulture ~ 12/09/2916
April, May and June…….my feet do not touch the ground. July…….and relax….but not too much. I would like to share some of the highlights of this busy, busy (some might say completely bonkers) time of the horticultural year. Spring bulbs ~ Fritillaria meleagris at a local Wiltshire Wildlife Reserve. A… Read More »April, May and June…..
Get a big sack type planter for your greenhouse or conservatory; fill it with some lovely growing media of your choice (I use good quality multipurpose compost mixed with some delicious homemade compost) and sow yourself some salad crops. I am currently enjoying small harvests of salad bowl lettuce, lollo… Read More »Spring salads ~ 19/4/2016