Fifty years ago there was an armada of chemicals to use for every gardening problem.
A mature garden that has been well designed with a lot of interest all year round gives a great deal of pleasure and has plenty of plant stories to write about.
It’s that time of year again when all keen gardeners and allotment plot holders with a greenhouse get quite excited about this year’s challenge of growing better tomatoes than last year.
Gardening and information technology have one thing in common, that both move forward as new ideas emerge, though in gardening the pace of change may be just a wee bit slower.
After months of summer sun, it’s finally time to harvest those summer fruits, says John Stoa
Gardening is no longer just about growing a few basic fruit and vegetables.
Orchids once held the reputation of being expensive to buy and difficult to grow as these exotics were not native to our climate.
Gardening this summer has become a task to plan ahead to avoid the thunder showers and if the sun is forecast to shine for a few hours we need to be outdoors to bring in the harvest.
Tomato growing has always been one of the gardening challenges with great rewards when you pick that first fruit fully ripened on the bush, and then followed by loads more as the season progresses. Summer salads would never be complete without some home grown tomatoes.
Summer is almost here which means John Stoa is set to put another season to bed.