Home grown tomatoes will always be so much better than those purchased from the supermarket.
April flowers are dominated by daffodils in gardens, local authorities’ parks and open spaces and as cut flower in the home.
At some point we all experience the trials and tribulations of moving house, usually in connection with going for a new job, or as we get older we no longer need a large home so we down size to a smaller house.
Herbaceous plants are traditionally grown in a long border with an evergreen hedge or shrubs behind them to create a dark background to set against the colourful flowers.
Choosing plants for the garden is usually fairly simple for most areas, but there is always an awkward corner in deep shade from buildings, trees, hedges or fences. These areas can still be made very attractive provided you choose the right plants. Some plants like dry shady areas and others prefer it moist, so do some research before buying in plants. Prepare the ground by digging over, removing big stones and add some planting compost ahead of planting.
Summer was late to start, and the rain was never far away, but things turn round, the summer returns and the garden just bursts into growth with flowers everywhere.
As a young gardener, plant propagation was a very important topic.
It may only be mid May, but summer has arrived.
John Stoa is looking at the gardeners weather this week.
May is normally the peak flowering time for tulips, but with our mild winters and early spring, tulips have been in flower since March.