ONLY CERTAIN FLOWERS ARE EDIBLE AND EVEN THOSE LISTED AS EDIBLE NEED TO HAVE BEEN GROWN UNDER CONDITIONS SUITABLE FOR CULINARY USE (NO CONTAMINATION BY ANIMALS OR PESTICIDE RESIDUES PRESENT).
Edible flowers add colour and flavour to both sweet and savoury dishes. … Continue Reading »
Home-grown strawberries are sweet and flavoursome and you can pick just as you need them. Strawberries picked in the warmest part of the day will be at their sweetest. They are very easy to grow and adapt well to growing in containers. … Continue Reading »
Herbs are one of the most rewarding container crops; most are also easy to grow. The simplest way to succeed with herbs is to buy plants, although some can be grown from seed.
To ensure long lasting supply of herbs make sure… Continue Reading »
There are fruit trees available to suit every garden. They will reward you for years to come with delicious fruit and give structure and a sense of tradition to your garden.
There is a bewildering choice available, especially when it… Continue Reading »
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 »