We recommend climbing beans as the perfect crop for novice gardeners or children. Everyone will have success and will pick baskets full of juicy beans.
They are an inviting crop;
Large, often colourful, easy-to-handle seeds. Like to be sown straight in the… Continue Reading »
Onions are especially easy to grow if grown from onion sets. A set is a baby onion.
You could choose to grow versatile white onions, sweet red onions for salads or shallots to store for winter stews.
Choose a… 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 »
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 »