London (change)
Today 16°C / 13°C
Tomorrow 14°C / 8°C

'Grow Your Own' Week: Garden birds

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
I just know [the allotment] will be a sea of weeds if we're not careful, and then we'll get a ticking off from the association secretary. We need all the help we can get at the moment. Cue: a wren. Continue reading...
6 comments

'Grow Your Own' Week

By Adam Pasco in Grow & eat
There's nothing complicated about growing your own. Just decide what crops you'd like to grow, and get started... Continue reading...
47 comments

'Grow Your Own' Week: Forest gardening

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Grow & eat
29 March 2010 at 10:24
It is my wife who holds sway over the kitchen garden and who dictates what, why and when: I just do what I am told. Continue reading...
11 comments

Sowing a new lawn

By Kate Bradbury in Gardeners' musings
I have grand plans for my lawn. It's only tiny, but it will be full of pretty 'weeds', wildflowers and crocus. Butterflies will lay eggs in it, bees will drink nectar from it and I will sunbathe on it. Continue reading...
10 comments

Growing fruit and veg with children

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
I've taught my children to grow their own food, and I hope they will use their knowledge for years to come. Continue reading...
6 comments

Is your garden shed secure?

By Adam Pasco in Gardeners' musings
Totting up the value of everything in my garden shed this week, I was amazed at how much it came to. Continue reading...
20 comments

Growing cut flowers on the allotment

By Lila Das Gupta in Allotments
We've just been allocated more space on the allotment ... As well as planting many more spuds - which will keep the 'old man' happy - we can also plant the cutting garden my daughter always wanted. Continue reading...
16 comments

Signs of spring

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
I've just been wandering about the garden in my shirtsleeves, feeling the real warmth of the sun catch me, and it seems that all the wildlife has just been queuing up ready for this sunshine. Continue reading...
21 comments

RHS Wisley

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
One if the best places at this time of year is the Royal Horticultural Society's garden at Wisley in Surrey... Continue reading...
7 comments

Growing tomatoes: dos and don'ts

By Kate Bradbury in Grow & eat
11 March 2010 at 16:05
I once viewed a flat and the prospective landlady pulled out a dead tomato plant that had been growing on her window sill, asking me why it hadn't fruited. Continue reading...
59 comments