Fruit trees are best planted in the tree’s dormant season (October to March). The earlier the better as the soil is more likely to be workable.
You will need; soil improver ( Westland tree and shrub compost), bonemeal, mycorrizal soil stimulant… Continue Reading »
These vegetables are all in the same plant family known as cucurbits. Although they can have different growing habits they are all cultivated in a similar way.
Which varieties to choose?
Summer squash include courgettes and patty pans. They produce prolific fruits… Continue Reading »
Raspberries are grouped into two types; summer fruiting and autumn fruiting. These two groups are distinct in their growth habits and have different training and pruning requirements. By growing varieties from each group it is possible to have a supply of raspberries… Continue Reading »
Invest in a rhubarb plant and it will produce stems for 20 years in good conditions.
You can plant rhubarb divisions; these are a piece of the fleshy root with a bud. Or you can plant young rhubarb plants in grown… Continue Reading »
Even the smallest garden will have room to grow salad leaves either in containers, raised beds or small areas of ground. They are very easy to grow, crop quickly and you can pick, fresh exactly what you like to put in your… Continue Reading »
Blackcurrants are a particularly versatile fruit, packed with vitamin C. Use them in pies, summer pudding, jams, cordials, smoothies, fruit compotes and if there is a surplus they are easily frozen. One healthy bush will yield 10lbs of fruit.
They are one… Continue Reading »