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.
Summer has just about gone, or maybe we are still waiting for it to arrive, once that rain goes off.
Getting into the Christmas spirit with John Stoa
A couple of weeks ago any surplus fruit and vegetables from the allotment plot found a good home at our City Road Allotments open day. We had a fantastic day, people turned up in droves and most of us had a complete sell out with visitors having a great time exploring our plots, along with plenty of activities to amuse the kids.
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.
John Stoa’s summer flowers are continuing to enjoy the remarkably warm season.
John Stoa explores the best easy ground cover plants
The festive season is well under way with Christmas just a few days away, but the keen gardener finds it hard to hang up the spade, put away the secateurs and relax, as there is always just one wee job needing attention.
Strawberry growing has always been a mixture of producing a very healthy and tasty fruit and rising to the challenge of growing them big, disease free, and over as long a season as possible.
Orchids once held the reputation of being expensive to buy and difficult to grow as these exotics were not native to our climate.