4 July 2014
A Cambridgeshire primary school's gardening club is hoping to lay on special 'home-grown' lunches and a strawberry picnic for parents this summer using produce grown from seeds and plants donated by seed company Mr Fothergill's – and the firm's trial ground manager Brian Talman recently visited Fordham C of E Primary School to help youngsters set some fast-cropping strawberries for the event.
- An Essence of Australia at Hampton Court Flower Show
- How to eat from a garden – cooking with Tom Aikens
- Walking in a wetland wonderland
- The Garden Festival a great success
- New 'rain gardens' installed to help the environment
- Does your neighbourhood have community spirit?
- The Fringe hits Vauxhall
- Scientists find best way to rid a garden of snails
- GROW is growing
- Find gardening gold at Bodnant
CLOSING DATE: Friday, 8th August 2014
We have to give away... 3x Bentley red hooded gas barbecues 3x Family ticket to The National Forest Wood Fair plus a gardening pack 12x Packs of Veggiemesh plus 30 Crop Cover Clips and Steel Pegs 10x Blacksmith hanging baskets pairs 5x Garden Light Cultivator and a Garden Light Dutch Hoe
CLOSING DATE: Monday, 4th August 2014
For the ultimate in garden style, rattan can add a touch of colonial chic. BuyDirect4U has launched three matching rattan furniture products that are just perfect for relaxing and lounging around outdoors in the sunshine.
3 July 2014
If you are lucky enough to have an apricot tree in your garden, try this delicious and refreshing summer sorbet. It is sugar free and is sweetened by the help of honey and agave syrup. Adding a dash of vodka to your sorbet gives it a smoother more luxurious texture.
Other Feature Articles
10 March 2014
Fed up with digging or simply finding it hard work? No-dig expert and regular contributor to Kitchen garden, Charles Dowding has the answers. Watch as he turns an uncultivated plot of land into an abundant garden using the no-dig approach – and all within a few months!
12 February 2014The timing of this blog was inspired by a very special little girl. This delightful little thing was sitting in her high chair with a small tomato in each hand biting into them alternately and really savouring the flavour. Interestingly, neither of her parents likes tomatoes so it is nice to see them letting her try things for herself. I’m guessing her mum might be growing some cherry tomatoes this year!
15 November 2013It’s a great time for planting fruit trees, if the ground’s not frozen or too wet, so that is what I intend to do.
9 June 2014
Churches Together in Epsom and Ewell have come together to organise an event as a gift to the community. Entertainment for all ages including stalls, crafts, children's activities, bouncy castle, refreshments and music on the lawns at Bourne Hall right in the heart of Ewell village. It is a free event, including participating in all the stalls, activities and the tea and cake. Everyone is welcome. Live music will be provided by professional artists who have offered their services for free.
Current Issue: Aug 2014
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