Tag - garden

PUTTING THE ZING INTO SPRING

Let’s not beat around the bush, 2020 will not be going down as one of the best years that we have ever experienced. In fact, we don`t think we will miss it when it has gone. However, one of the highlights of the year has been the pleasure many have gained from spending time in their gardens, on their balconies, down on the allotments, and tending their houseplants. Gardening has undergone a national renaissance, and this has kept us busy at [...]

A GARDENER’S ODYSSEY

  As gardeners we have the good fortune of being able to escape lockdown restrictions by working and relaxing in our own horticultural havens: from gardens, patios to balconies. Those who lack outdoor space can still enjoy spring’s glories by tending a window box, planter or hanging basket. Even if your gardening activities are limited to indoors because your flat has no outdoor space then houseplants can feed the need to nurture. Gardening helps us maintain mental and physical wellbeing, also providing [...]

POTTED POTATOES

I say potatoes and you think allotments. You say potatoes and I say containers. Let’s not ‘call the whole thing off,’ but instead look at successfully nurturing potatoes in pots and bags. Growing potatoes in containers makes sense. As well as taking up less space, it also means that you don’t need to do any digging, ground preparation or weeding. Your crop is less vulnerable to diseases and pest damage -and they will be easier to harvest. Home-grown, new potatoes add [...]