Home grown tomatoes will always be so much better than those purchased from the supermarket.
May is normally the peak flowering time for tulips, but with our mild winters and early spring, tulips have been in flower since March.
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.
Although the spring flowers are just getting started we still need to look ahead to a plan of action to make sure the summer flowers will put on a great show.
As a young gardener, plant propagation was a very important topic.
Azaleas, Rhododendrons and Camellias flood the garden with colour in late spring when most spring bedding plants and bulbs have faded away.
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.
Pumpkins and courgettes have a lot of similarities in their needs for producing good crops.
I have always grown a few heathers in the garden from way back to apprenticeship days.
A blooming marvellous time for spring bulbs has arrived in John’s garden