Wild about gardening week…

  The 15th – 21st September 2014 is Wild About Gardens Week, which will focus on the plight of the UK’s 1,500 species of pollinating insects. The aim of the week is to encourage people to do more to support our vital pollinators over the winter months. The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) and The Wildlife Trusts (TWT)…

Treatment of fairy rings.

I am often asked on a radio show I co present (The Great Outdoors on BBC Radio Humberside) about fairy rings in lawns, in particular what is the best way that the home gardener can eradicate them. In the old days there used to be some very effective chemicals, including Armillatox. This has now been…

I stumbled across this poem today…

While pottering on the internet today I stumbled across this rathe lovely poem She dug the plot on Monday –the soil was rich and fine,She forgot to thaw out dinner – so we went out to dine… She planted roses Tuesday – she says they are a must, They really are quite lovely but she…