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…
Ready, steady... grow!

Ready, steady… grow!

RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show to showcase home-grown produce with The Raymond Blanc Gardening School The world’s largest annual flower show, RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show supported by Viking Cruises, will boast a festival of food and flowers from July 2-8 with gardens to highlight simple and easy ways to grow fresh food at home. The RHS is…
Square metre gardening

Square metre gardening

‘Pallet gardens’ are a regular feature of Gardening Scotland.  ‘Pallet gardens’ are a regular feature of Gardening Scotland. For the Living Garden area at this year’s show, which ran from June 2 to 4, schools were asked to create a ‘One Planet Picnic Pocket Garden’, using edible plants and recycled materials. Dunoon Grammar created a ‘Flying Scotsman’ pallet planter, complete…

Growing up

Blogger and seed saving enthusiast Beryl Randall explains why, when it comes to saving space on the plot, the only way is up For me, March and April are the months when I start thinking about structures. With an overflowing seedbox (or 3) and only 7.5 rods space is at an absolute premium. I grow vertically wherever I can –…

Hanging Gardens Of Plenty

Ben Vanheem offers more inspiration for great hanging pots and containers. (Main photo: Pomona Fruits) Make an upside-down planter Photo: kkimpel Home-made upside-down planters are an incredibly fun way to pack in more vegetables for very little effort and cost. The easiest way to make an upside-down planter is to drill planting hole/s into the bottoms and sides of large…
New London garden book

New London garden book

London is home to over three million gardens, from pocket handkerchief front yards to large historic sites. Metropolitan gardening has a character all of its own: allotments and community gardens allow gardenless urbanites to grow their own food, guerrilla gardeners convert neglected public land into productive spaces, and vertical planting techniques and container and small-space gardens green over the grey.…