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My annual pilgrimage to Gardeners' World Live has arrived, and what a week it will be. Although I'll be up at the NEC early to help put the finishing touches to our plans, the show officially opens its doors to gardeners at 9.00am on Wednesday 10th
This year we held our annual Gardeners' Question Time Garden Party at our GQT garden at Sparsholt College near Winchester, Hampshire. This year it was a serious scorcher with baking sun and sometimes oppressive heat, but it certainly seemed
the occasion with Darwin Season 2009.I'm ashamed to admit that I haven't yet read the whole book (at the moment I am rather swept up in the 2009 Oor Wullie annual and a fantastic book about the battle for the Mediterranean in the 16th century, Empires
, so the birds can feast in peace, I’m keeping the cats in for the couple of hours before dusk…Don't forget, by the way, that this weekend (26-27 January 2013) you can record sightings of garden birds in the annual RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch.
would come to his hand - and to ours if we stayed still enough.After that I became a bit blasé on the subject: birds were just things that flew about and, in certain incarnations, tasted good.Today we get quite excited by the birds that visit this garden
for the 'Gardeners' Delight' tomatoes from the Award-Winning Vegetables collection. I've grown these old favourites before - red cherry tomatoes with just the right balance of sweet and tangy in the super-intense flavour.I will sow five seeds per 10cm pot, and put a
by flooding. It’s hard to imagine anything worse happening to your home.Putting up with a wet garden could appear rather trivial in the context of major weather events, but the past few years have highlighted how variable and extreme our weather has become