With a small amount of forward planning it is easy to grow a supply of beautiful fresh flowers to cut for your home. Even if you don’t have a dedicated area it can be just as good to mix flowers into your… 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 »
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 »
Dahlias give a full-on display of flowers from July until the first frost of the autumn. They are perfect for providing masses of colourful cut flowers. They are available in a huge range of colours and flower forms to suit all tastes. … 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 »
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 »