Exciting news! I have been shortlisted for the Garden Media Guild's Beth Chatto Environmental Journalist of the Year award. So, I'll be scrubbing under my fingernails and donning some finery to attend the Savoy in November for the award ceremony. This year will be hosted by the fabulous Manoj Malde and attended by all the… Continue reading GMG Awards Finalist – Environmental Journalist of the Year
Finding an affordable garden office can be a minefield. Let me tell you how I got my garden room for less, and read until the end for a £250 discount on your new garden office! A garden office can free up room in your home and allow you to work from home comfortably and in… Continue reading Affordable Garden Office – How to Get a Garden Room for Less
In The Seasoned Gardener, Liz Zorab takes us through each month of the year, describing her experience of the seasons. She talks about what she is growing and harvesting whilst weaving in the story of her taking over a new smallholding in Wales. With her characteristic wit and charm, Liz Zorab's latest book The Seasoned… Continue reading The Seasoned Gardener by Liz Zorab: Review
Everyone is talking about no dig gardening right now. There is plenty of information on how to do it. Here, we will look at why no dig gardening works and the important reasons you should use this method in your garden. Vegetable Garden RHS Rosemoor No dig gardening is the practice of laying organic matter… Continue reading NO DIG GARDENING: WHY NO DIG WORKS WONDERS
Every gardener should strive to build good soil structure in their gardens. It is literally and figuratively the foundation of a healthy garden. Understanding how soil works will make your gardening easier and supercharge your garden's health. Us gardeners obsess about good soil structure. We talk about it, read about it, complain about it, and… Continue reading GOOD SOIL STRUCTURE – HOW TO BUILD HEALTHY SOIL
These easy crops for beginners are perfect if you are just starting to learn how to grow vegetables. These simple and fun crops to grow will get you started and fill your garden with produce in no time. Small Vegetable Garden Growing vegetables is easy and enjoyable. It can give you a profound sense of… Continue reading EASY CROPS FOR BEGINNERS: AND HOW TO GROW THEM
Wondering how to start a vegetable garden, and what you can do now to prepare for the year ahead? Whether you are an absolute beginner or need to refresh your memory, we look at what you can be doing right now in your garden or allotment. Learn How To Start a Vegetable Garden If you… Continue reading HOW TO START A VEGETABLE GARDEN: WINTER JOBS
When we work in our gardens we are not just decorating, flower arranging or nurturing produce; we are collaborating. By gardening naturally, we acknowledge this, and use it to our advantage.
Green has given way to russet and gold. Leaves flurry, like sepia-toned snowflakes. The beauty of autumn can seem like magic, but like most natural wonders is steeped in scientific reasoning. So, why do leaves fall in autumn?
Planting bare root trees can seem a little daunting, but it's a great, thrifty way to add fruit trees and shrubs to your allotment, or larger ornamentals to your garden. Bare root trees are widely available from November right through to April. They come as small trees or medium-size shrubs, usually 1-2 meters tall, with… Continue reading BARE ROOT TREES – HOW TO PLANT