The new year has just begun, so it’s a great time to plan the year ahead determined that 2020 will be better than 2019, so we can start off with good intentions.
Spring is long overdue, and this feature on spring flowers had to be put back a couple of times as spring flowers were hard to find.
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.
John Stoa gets his hands dirty with some soil improvements.
As a young gardener, plant propagation was a very important topic.
Getting into the Christmas spirit with John Stoa
John Stoa’s summer flowers are continuing to enjoy the remarkably warm season.
The autumn harvest is continuing in John Stoa’s garden.
The arrival of Halloween can only mean one thing for John Stoa – pumpkins!
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.