sowing courgettes

Time to sow tender veggies

If you haven’t done it already, now’s the time to sow things like courgettes, pumpkins, cucumbers and other squashes. I always wait till now (mid-May) as I don’t have a heated greenhouse and although it’s plenty warm enough during the day, night time temperatures can still be quite low. I start them off in pots with two seeds per pot…
Insect homes at Thames Ditton station. Photo: Scott Cooper

Next stop – wildlife recovery!

RSPB partners with South Western Railway Key railway stations will be transformed into hubs for wildlife thanks to an exciting new partnership between the RSPB and South Western Railway (SWR). Through steps such as planting wildflowers, cutting holes in fences for ‘hedgehog highways’ and putting up nestboxes, the stations will act as refuges for wildlife in trouble. This isn’t the…
2022 Trellis seminar series

Seminar Series draws ‘gardening for wellbeing’ experts from around the world

Everyone involved in gardening for wellbeing will be delighted to learn about the 2nd online Seminar Series coming to their screens from Therapeutic Gardening Charity, Trellis. The event, which takes place from the 7-11th March this year, will bring together experts from around the world who use gardening to support people’s wellbeing. A line-up of distinguished presenters, including practitioners from…
A display of daffodils at Cornwall Spring Flower Show. Photo Charles Francis

Cornwall Garden Society’s Spring Flower Show Bursts into Bloom

Dramatic displays of spring flowers and shrubs; exquisite exhibits by leading nurseries and landscape artists; a spectacular spread of horticultural traders; a Floral Art marquee and botanical illustrations from the Eden Project’s Florilegium Society are just some of the features of the Cornwall Garden Society’s 2022 Spring Flower Show to be staged at The Royal Cornwall Showground near Wadebridge on…