Saturday, November 05, 2011
Saturday, October 16, 2010
New Gardening WebsiteYesterday Friday 15th October '10 I came across a new gardening website which was being previewed on BBC Radio 2. The website which is called GardenersClick offers plenty advise about various aspects of gardening. Check it out and see what you think. Afterall a gardening website is essential for all gardeners especially in this mobile internet age; gardening and horticultural information is now readilly available at the touch of a button.
Monday, October 04, 2010
- Daphne bholua 'Jacqueline Postil'
- Hamamelis mollis (Witch Hazel)
- Lonicera x purpurea (Winter Beauty)
Winter flowering + scent:
- Sarcococca humillis (Christmas Box)
- Chimonanthas praecox (Winter Sweet)
- Jasminum polyanthum
Some more plants which Dermot recommended as being good for both colour and scent. Obviously some of these plants are not winter flowering:
- Matthiola bicornis (Night Scented Stock)
- Rosa 'Abraham Derby'
- Jasminum polyanthum
Dermot also suggested using a systemic herbicide to treat that difficult weed called Field Bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis). Be careful when using any herbicide as the chemical must be applied only to the plant to be treated, in this case the bindweed. Remember your own safety when using these chemicals; use a face mask, safety eyewear, gloves, wellington boots and an overalls.
Monday, August 30, 2010
Gardeners' World MagazineGardeners' World Magazine is an invaluable source of information for the gardener. This month's issue (August 27th) is interesting as we move into the autumn season. There are lots of useful tips about how to take cuttings and build a vegetable garden. Alan Titchmarsh and Monty Don impart their gardening wisdom.
About.com feature useful videos about various aspects of gardening and landscape design. Fact sheets are available on the website. Really useful if you have your laptop computer to hand in the garden you can look up this practical website.
Thursday, July 01, 2010
Monday, June 28, 2010
Thursday, December 03, 2009
EpicureToday I enjoyed a delicious tin of Epicure organic Mung Beans which tasted delicious. Eventhough the beans are from a tin they are stored in unsalted water which must be good for the natural flavour of the beans. Of course when a gardener harvests their own vegetables they taste like nothing on this earth. However, a tin of organic mung beans is the closest any gardener will get to fresh, organic vegetables this time of year.
Happy holiday gardening!