22 March 2010.February's chilly gardening blues have been replaced with March gardening joy in Helen's London roof garden
26 February 2010.I have the gardening jitters at the moment. I haven't done anything useful on the roof for so long and I'm now worried my fingers are the most faded kind of green. Last year I'm sure I had more of a plan, or I was at least full of a (perhaps misplaced) confidence that I'm seriously lacking at the moment. Looking back on photographs of the garden from last summer, the growth, the bees and the sun drenched-ness of it all seems completely unreal.
18 January 2010.The first day of the new year was physically something of a write off. However, a day spent mainly in bed, glumly watching the sun make my yellow curtains burn with a weird cold heat, did give me a chance to ponder, to think about what on earth to do with the outdoor appendage.
24 December 2009.Wildlife expert and keen vegetable gardener, Helen Babbs looks back on the first year of tending to her productive roof garden
10 November 2009.A mystery notebook packed with unique garden history has been found in an old filing cabinet in a gardener's shed at the National Trust's Ickworth estate in Suffolk. The remarkable notebook documents every variety of fruit tree planted at Ickworth - and where it was planted - with notebook entries ranging from 1898 -1930.
3 November 2009.After a long spell of dry weather in past months which saw my poor old squashes flattened by powdery mildew (not before I'd taken a reasonable crop from them thankfully) the weather has changed completely and the rain has come down in torrents. Not that I'm complaining as it has arrived at just the right time to make digging and weeding that much easier. In fact I think I'm further on with the digging this year than ever before.
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