Saskatoons which are also known as Juneberries are relatively unknown in UK and as yet not grown commercially for fruit although a few nurseries stock them for sale to the public.
April flowers are dominated by daffodils in gardens, local authorities’ parks and open spaces and as cut flower in the home.
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.
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.