Home grown tomatoes will always be so much better than those purchased from the supermarket.
This year’s mild winter with warmer, dry, sunny days encourages us to take advantage of this and start seed sowing a week or so earlier than planned, and just hope there is no sting in the tail with a winter flurry and a cold spell as we head for Easter.
John Stoa is looking at the gardeners weather this week.
We may be in mid-winter and as it’s a wee bit cold outdoors, and the first snow-flakes have arrived, so better to do some indoor gardening.
I have always grown a few heathers in the garden from way back to apprenticeship days.
Mid-January can be a quiet time in the garden.
The festive season has come and gone. There was no white Christmas, in fact we are well into winter and yet still to see some snow, but now I’ve said that, it is just about guaranteed to come within the next few days.
With the festive season upon us, John Stoa reflects on his year in the garden
Getting into the Christmas spirit with John Stoa
My introduction to the humble raspberry was in the early fifties when this eight year old followed a group of young kids from our housing estate to our local raspberry fields, just a ten minute walk away.