After months of summer sun, it’s finally time to harvest those summer fruits, says 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.
How well suited is the Scottish climate for the growing of figs? John Stoa finds out.
The arrival of Halloween can only mean one thing for John Stoa – pumpkins!
Pumpkins and courgettes have a lot of similarities in their needs for producing good crops.
Azaleas, Rhododendrons and Camellias flood the garden with colour in late spring when most spring bedding plants and bulbs have faded away.
In early youth, once you are old enough to sample a wee bit of alcohol you go over a threshold with a new experience that stays with you, but is forever changing as life evolves.
With autumn now almost past, colder weather with frost and snow will most likely be arriving very soon.
Autumn is a great time to look ahead to next year and make plans for the spring flowering displays.
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.