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compost to improve my soil, sprinkling it around newly planted bulbs and divided perennials. And with the cost of gardening forever on the increase I'll save a small fortune on bags of soil improvers and compost from the garden centre.
has exacerbated the problem, especially on areas that we've walked over. It now resembles something like chocolate sauce!When we next have reasonably good weather, I'll be out there with a garden fork, attempting to drive holes into the ground
or greenhouse then it is well worth the effort.There is always something going on at Wisley, some sort of new development or improvement, and this time it is the continuing construction of a new rose garden designed by multi-Gold medal winner, Robert Myers
.It's far more relaxing, and you can do it in the comfort of your own home. What exclusive new varieties will I discover for patio pots, what will tempt my appetite in the kitchen garden, and which plants will steal the show next summer?Well, I'll just
and is somehow part of the emotional attachment I have with my garden.So, apart from investing in heavy duty locks and lobbying allotment committees to improve security measures, what can we do? Growing prickly hedges such as barberry along our boundaries
community gardens and allotment initiatives run by organisations like Groundwork and the BTCV, are so important. They help people learn new skills, improve their local area and give them access to green space. To me, life without green space isn't worth