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Current Deal on Currants!

Sunday, January 25, 2015 @ 03:01 PM
posted by Lizzy

A few of years ago I started to grow blackcurrants and have had the most wonderful success – bumper crops of fabulous fruit, which is really difficult (and very expensive) to get hold of in the shops. So I’ve decided to have a go at red currants and white currants […]

Tight Squeeze Fruit Trees

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 @ 04:01 PM
posted by Lizzy

The conservatory overlooks the back garden, which is wide because the house is detached but short as it is suburban. To be honest, through the glass, its not a great look, rather forlorn after weeks of howling wind and driving sleet. It’s north facing, and the house is tall, so […]

Bees & Butterflies Dahlia Offer

Monday, January 19, 2015 @ 12:01 PM
posted by Jude

I love dahlias, they always look sooo happy and they’re great value for money – one little wrinkly tuber produces masses of lovely late summer flowers, just when summer perennials have had their day. They’ll keep flowering through to the autumn and are great for cutting too. Here are three […]

Egg Boxes and Half Price Potatoes!!!!

Saturday, January 17, 2015 @ 08:01 AM
posted by Lizzy

Its time to start saving egg boxes to ‘chit’ (careful how you say that! potatoes in. Later in January or February, put little seed potatoes in the boxes with the ‘eyes’ (knobbly bits that look like they might sprout) facing up. A few weeks in a light, but cold place […]

Seeds to Sow

Thursday, January 15, 2015 @ 10:01 AM
posted by Elizabeth

Yep, it’s that time of year again – thank goodness – seed catalogues are out and that means that the dark mornings *will* get lighter, the soil *will* start to thaw and all this talk of hail, thunder, snow and wind will subside into the dreamy spring worthy of a […]