In December 2016, there were countless reports of daffodils appearing days before Christmas. Have you noticed the seasons changing when it comes to gardening?
A fine spring when apple trees were in blossom and insects were busy pollinating, followed by plenty of rain to help the fruit swell has led to a bumper harvest this year. And don’t I know it.
Nothing beats the taste of home-grown tomatoes, but are you watering your plants frequently enough? (more on watering tomatoes…)
It might not be the case everywhere, but in many parts of the country it seems we could be heading for a drought. So how can you make sure your garden doesn’t suffer? (more on drought warnings…)
Month two in The Lobby – and it’s been a busy 31 days, with plenty of meaningful debates on all manner of topics, impartation of knowledge, some trivia, and even a smattering of humour. (The Lobby in March…)
If ever there was a reason for eating in season and growing your own veg, it’s now.
Whether you’re a beginner or someone who’s owned and looked after a garden for years, there are always questions that crop up, so where do you go to for advice? (more on gardening advice…)
Now that Twelfth Night is almost upon us, those of you who bought a real Christmas tree will probably be wondering what to do with it. (more on recycling your Christmas tree…)
More and more people are choosing fake trees these days, but if you prefer the real thing, the choice can be overwhelming, so what should you pick? (more on choosing a Christmas tree…)
I love saving money, but traipsing from shop to shop, trawling the web or fighting off other bargain hunters in the sales? Not so much. Well, shopping for cheap household products can be easier than you think.
Thinking of swapping your grass for the synthetic kind in a bid to get your lawn looking green and immaculate? Or do you think these gardens are gaudy and unnatural?
Have you ever looked at a regimented row of marigolds and been filled with rage? Do begonias make your blood boil? Flowers aren’t always beautiful, according to some.
(more about ugly flowers…)
With the weather improving, many of us will be heading out into our gardens. But do you find that noisy neighbours or pesky animals ruin it for you?
If your car starts to misfire, you might suspect the fuel. But if your seeds won’t germinate or your seedlings fail to grow and thrive, you may blame your lack of green fingers. But what if the fault lies with a bag of dodgy compost?