Posted in February 2014

Sowing Sweet Peas

Sowing Sweet Peas

I finally managed to gett around to sowing my sweet peas today. I would have sown them in the autumn but watching Gardeners World a few years ago they found that ,for them, sowing in the autumn made no difference compared to those sown in early spring. Still, it would be nice to have something … Continue reading

Cuttings Experiment

Cuttings Experiment

There’s a lot of debate over the way people aid their cuttings. Many people swear by hormone rooting powder whilst others see no benefit and prefer just to stick their cutting in some soil. I’ve never really bothered with anything but just soil and water although a few days ago I found some rooting gel … Continue reading

You Can’t Be Too Organised

You Can’t Be Too Organised

Today has been another really productive day! I’ve learnt that you can’t be too organised in gardening. Although spring seems ages away there are actually plenty of things that can be done and if you’re not organised, before you know it you’ve missed countless opportunities and are up to your eyes in jobs you should … Continue reading

What’s Growing On My Windowsill

What’s Growing On My Windowsill

I had an idea for a new category yesterday. Seeing as all keen gardeners are so determined to start off the gardening year as early as possible, many of us who aren’t lucky enough to have our own greenhouse fill our windowsills up with a variety of early plants and sowings. I’m going to start … Continue reading

What’s With The Bees?

What’s With The Bees?

I recently had to do a case study on bees in general, their decline, reasons for and possible solutions. As gardeners, we all appreciate the severity of the problem and results of a declining bee population. Also, being such a critical and important part of the garden I thought I’d share the basic case study … Continue reading

Retail Therapy

Retail Therapy

Another week and yet again, another storm! There’s so little that I can do outside this week so I have reverted to a little retail therapy. As you may be aware I’m trying to plan for my new flower border on the plot. I want really hot colours so I found an old Gardeners World … Continue reading

Rain, Wind And The Plot

Rain, Wind And The Plot

I’m afraid there isn’t really all that much to report this week at the allotment. As you all may be aware from the news, the weather here is the South West has been pretty awful and there hasn’t been a big enough break to actually get any proper work done. If you don’t hear from … Continue reading

Free Substitutes

Free Substitutes

Just because gardening can be an expensive hobby doesn’t mean it has to be. There are loads of things that can be substituted from bits of rubbish from around the house. These items are just as good as more expensive alternatives if not better most of the time. All you need is a bit of … Continue reading