Growing zinnias

By Adam Pasco in Plants
Why is it that you rarely see zinnias in summer bedding displays? Do they give the impression of being an old-fashioned flower? Continue reading...

Verbena bonariensis

By Adam Pasco in Plants
Will our love affair with Verbena bonariensis ever wane? This fabulous flower looks as good growing individually among low border plants as it does planted en masse. Continue reading...

Drought damage in the garden

By Adam Pasco in Gardeners' musings
Looking out onto my back garden, a great swathe of lawn is brown. I've had brown patches develop in the past during very dry periods, but nothing like this. Continue reading...

Growing and harvesting broad beans

By Adam Pasco in Grow & eat
12 July 2010 at 11:29
Picking broad beans really is a family affair in the Pasco household. The fat, swollen pods are full of promise and we eagerly pop them open to release the harvest. Continue reading...

Edible flowers

By Adam Pasco in Grow & eat
Why do people turn their noses up at edible flowers? What could be more delicious than beautiful chive heads tossed into a salad? Continue reading...

Gardeners' World Live 2010

By Adam Pasco in Gardeners' musings
The time has arrived. The NEC, Birmingham is about to be transformed, for the 18th time, into my favourite show of the year: BBC Gardeners' World Live. Continue reading...

Plant supports

By Adam Pasco in Plants
In the past two-three weeks my perennial plants have soared upwards, and being preoccupied with other parts of the garden I took my eye off the ball. Continue reading...

Growing wisteria in a pot

By Adam Pasco in Plants
I've been training my wisteria as a standard plant in a large terracotta pot. It was a bit of an experiment really, as I bought a wisteria but then couldn't find the right home for it. Continue reading...

Fragrant plants

By Adam Pasco in Gardeners' musings
Walking through my garden this week I was struck by its freshness following a shower. Doesn't rain transform the colour and vigour of plants in a way simply watering by hand never can? Continue reading...

Recycling in the garden

By Adam Pasco in Gardeners' musings
[...] all cardboard rolls, tubes or egg boxes make great biodegradable pots that can be filled with compost for seed sowing. Continue reading...