JANUARY GARDENING TIPS
Recycle your Christmas tree – take it to your local recycling centre to be shredded into reusable mulch....
DECEMBER GARDENING TIPS
December is the ideal time to prune Japanese maples, silver birch and ornamental and fruiting grapevines. Pruning before Christmas prevents ...
Swedes are brassicas, and like other members of the family they need firm, non-acidic soil with reasonable drainage. Pick a sunny spot and d...
Choose a sunny spot for beetroot, and dig the soil in autumn or early winter, adding well-rotted compost if humus content is low. Lime if th...
If you want to grow long, tapering parsnips, you’ll need deep, stone-free soil, well manured for a previous crop. Any reasonable soil in sun...
Your soil must be deep, fertile and rather sandy if you want to produce fine long specimens. If your soil is rather heavy or stony, try grow...
Onion sets & shallots
All onions require good soil and free drainage. Choose a sunny site for planting, and dig the ground well in early winter, incorporating a g...
Potatoes can be grown in practically every soil kind of soil, and they’re perfect for helping to turn grassland or wasteland into a producti...
These are found in many oriental dishes, and need to grow in a sunny position in well-drained fertile soil. Dig the soil over to make a fine...
These form large, productive, healthy plants with glossy leaves that can grow up to 30cm (12”) long and 18cm (7”) wide. Their flavour resemb...