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…

Honey!

Have you heard the latest gossip that seems to be rife on gardening blog sites? It would seem that honey is being used as a substitute for rooting powder. This is interesting as an idea and worth of some thought and reflection. Firstly most softwood cuttings in my opinion root very well, if taken in…

Ash tags

As gardeners I am sure that we are all very worried about the spread of Chalara Ash dieback disease. One very positive thing we can do to help protect our ash trees is to visit the ashtag website, which has information on identifying the disease and an app for iphones and android phones to help…