London (change)
Today 26°C / 17°C
Tomorrow 28°C / 18°C
31 to 40 of 206 blog posts

Growing pears

By Adam Pasco in Grow & eat
27 May 2013 at 07:11
Everything looks promising on the fruit front, but the last thing we need now is cold weather or, worse still, more frost. Continue reading...
10 comments

Edible weeds

By Adam Pasco in Grow & eat
13 May 2013 at 11:55
I don’t like waste, so digging dandelions from the lawn last week got me thinking about the value of weeds. Continue reading...
12 comments

Spring blossom

By Adam Pasco in Grow & eat
29 April 2013 at 13:47
At last, the warm weather has kick-started the season, and blossom is finally appearing. Continue reading...
9 comments

Growing salad crops

By Adam Pasco in Grow & eat
15 April 2013 at 13:39
Apart from a nice assortment of colourful leaves and a slight crunch if they're fresh, I'm not convinced that lettuce adds much more to salad than bulk! Continue reading...
7 comments

The best crops for flavour

By Adam Pasco in Grow & eat
28 March 2013 at 17:06
Growing your own brings a host of benefits, like better freshness and saving money. Continue reading...
Post a comment

Plant diseases and busy Lizzies

By Adam Pasco in Plants
18 March 2013 at 14:29
Every so often in gardening, something happens that is a real game changer. I’ve seen some devastating tree diseases in my lifetime. Continue reading...
2 comments

Preventing garlic rust

By Adam Pasco in Grow & eat
04 March 2013 at 16:15
I’ve grown garlic successfully for years. But last summer was an exception, as the warm, wet weather provided the perfect conditions for garlic rust to thrive. Continue reading...
4 comments

Early seed sowing

By Adam Pasco in Gardeners' musings
18 February 2013 at 15:08
This week I’ll get everything in place for early seed sowing. My sowing list includes greenhouse tomatoes, chillies and sweet peppers, plus a few half-hardy bedding varieties. Continue reading...
26 comments

Planting to cut winter fuel bills

By Adam Pasco in Gardeners' musings
04 February 2013 at 18:04
Research now shows that in addition to its aesthetic and wildlife value, ivy and plants trained against buildings help screen and insulate them from the cooling effect of cold wind. Continue reading...
16 comments

Edible dahlia tubers

By Adam Pasco in Grow & eat
21 January 2013 at 08:04
Dahlias always been a favourite in my garden, but for their flowers rather than tubers, which are apparently edible. Continue reading...
9 comments
31 to 40 of 206 blog posts