Sue Stickland brings you the essential tasks for the month in the polytunnel and greenhouse and offers her top tips for early sowings and harvests.
If seedlings emerge in patches – or not at all – the temptation is to blame the seed, but in reality poor conditions or pests are equally likely to be culprits.
With spring around the corner there’s no better time to make plans for a haul of sweet and succulent #strawberries. #BenedictVanheems recommends his favourite varieties and creates a strawberry bed
It’s almost the start of another promising growing season. If there’s one way to bring on the excitement of summer plenty it’s to make preparations for that best-loved of home-grown…
#Carrotcake Simple to make, yet worthy of a gold star, this carrot cake really is a winner in the afternoon tea department. Rich, moist and flavourful, it’s an all-round favourite.
• 155ml (5½fl oz) sunflower oil, plus extra for greasing
• 230g (8oz) self-raising flour
• 1 tsp baking powder
• 2 tsp ground cinnamon
• 1 tsp…
#MyGardenSchool, the world’s first virtual horticulture school, has announced a Christmas competition entitling winners to a free four-week virtual course.
This virtual school recently launched Sally Nex’s Advanced Vegetable Gardening and Self Sufficiency, and other courses such as Edible Gardening Made Easy and Organic Gardening.
The MyGardenSchool Mystery Christmas Flower competition runs each week for four weeks. Every Monday a…
#ArundelCastle in West Sussex has enjoyed another successful open season, welcoming close to 160,000 visitors through its gates during 2014 – almost a two per cent increase on 2013.
The Normans and Crusaders event held across the Easter weekend proved to be a triumph, recording a significant 25% increase in visitors, compared to the same weekend in 2013.
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