Cherish the Autumn

By KG Reader Peter Dean Autumn is a time of natural beauty as colours of red, orange, yellow and brown adorn trees in our gardens and public spaces. These leaves gently tumble to the ground and crunch underfoot.Autumn crocus pushes up through the soil, showing its thin, naked, purple petals and gold stamens. While cone flowers, verbena and asters provide…

Growing for gold

Medwyn Williams is a name synonymous with veg growing, and with 12 consecutive Gold Medals at RHS Chelsea Flower Show, he is one of the worlds foremost experts on growing and showing vegetables. Here he talks to Grapevine podcast host, Daniel Heighes Q: Medwyn, Queen Victoria has just turned up in a time machine and she wants the walled vegetable…
Small space growing

Small space growing

If you don’t have a lot of room to grow, there are many ways to maximise crops from tiny places. Emma Rawlings suggests some ideas. Edible corner This picture shows that in a small sunny corner you can create something attractive but productive. Planted at the back is an espalier fruit tree. You can buy young trained trees or you…