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an elephant's shin and is equally exotic.This tree contains a mixture of London and Spain.This tree is another easy one, no hint required.Here is the evergreen version.That old... To save this becoming a rather long quiz I will stop there. If I could go on I
, with little effort on my part.I don't know why I didn't grow asparagus, as it's really easy. Now I'll have to wait to next spring to plant some crowns, and then another couple of years before getting a decent meal out of them.
to be restrained - it's very easy to overindulge.This year I'm writing a list of the types of vegetable I want to grow, and allowing myself a maximum of two varieties of each crop. The problem is, it's hard to keep to this self-imposed rule. I'm always tempted
better against a pale background - the darker varieties in particular get a bit lost against the naked soil of February.These irises are terribly easy to grow: plant the bulbs in autumn at about twice their own depth and wait. Clumps can be divided
is to create a long flowering season and not have all the bulbs blooming at the same time. By checking packets or catalogues when buying bulbs it's easy to estimate which plants flower in early, mid or late-March, and which bloom later from April onwards. It
How tastes change. Going back five years, I hardly remember ever cooking with chillies, but now I use them nearly every week. They're so easy to grow from seed, but you can buy young plants from garden centres, like the pretty 'Medusa' (pictured) I
thing is that, as one of the story-tellers, I too am gripped. Over the remainder of the term I've a whole host of great easy-to-grow crops for them to plant, which are sure not to fail. It's great and the kids are fantastic. When I see their fascinated
-rotted manure, the bags are providing just what the root crops need.The parsnips are galloping away and I can almost taste them roasted in a little olive oil. The planters are more like large bags than beds, which means they are easy to move around and can
easy and surprisingly pleasing – it’s great to be looking forward to next season as the winter draws in.
with the easy crops I've mentioned above, then expand their horizons with broccoli, carrots, sweet peppers, peas, sweet corn, beans and courgettes. So you're giving them several things all in one go: the freshest, tastiest food, veg-growing know-how, fun