November 3, 2016
Remember, remember, the joys of November.
Apologies to whoever wrote the original verse but November is about so much more than bonfires and gunpowder. Autumn has taken hold and trees and shrubs are now providing the colour in our gardens. Kale, cabbages, beetroot and sprouts are holding court in the veg garden and the crab apples are begging to be picked and turned into jewel-coloured jelly.
The days may be short and the nights long but as with every other month November brings with it many treasures and plenty of gardening jobs!
October 25, 2016
Overwintering dahlias is worth doing correctly to ensure that next year you can again enjoy the colourful blooms. Dependant on whereabouts you live your dahlias are probably looking pretty untidy by now. There may still be the odd bloom hanging on but the plants will have lost all signs of vigour and life. But, it’s still too soon to cut them down!
October 18, 2016
Memories of watery boiled cabbage and poorly seasoned cauliflower cheese have done little to endear cauliflower to many people. Not the easiest member of the brassica family to grow cauliflower are highly prized in other parts of the world. Perhaps it’s time for us to give more credit to this versatile veg.
Flower Arranging with Rob Smith
October 11, 2016
Cut Flower Arranging
There are not many better reasons for growing your own flowers than to create your own cut flower arrangements. With the Rob Smith range of cut flowers you can get creative and not only enjoy flowers in your garden but indoors too.