Thanks to the Internet you can enjoy gardening TV programmes from around the world so if you have a spare half hour, here are a few programmes you might like to try and catch.
Garden Ninja’s YouTube Channel You will find Lee Burkhill’s enthusiasm infectious when you take yourself over to his Garden Ninja’s YouTube Channel. It is full of interesting and engaging short videos on a wide range of topics. Definitely recommended. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuhMHrXyf2bvga2Mq0DJvwQ
As is usual at this time of year, no matter how hard you try, at the allotments courgettes are plenty. In fact I am sure there is a game of courgette knock and run going on as when you return to your plot the next day, what was harvested previously has miraculously been replaced overnight! Read More
It is always interesting wandering around gardens of big houses and the vegetable plots in particular are always a great place to see how others do things. One area of creativity is different ways people support their tomatoes. And so when we went over to Stow Gardens recently (https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/stowe) there was a small vegetable patch Read More
Earlier in the season I came across the lazy-persons way of watering – Ollas – terracotta pots sunk into the ground next to your plants which reduce the need to water. Really, honestly(ish), I was more interested in this as a means to save water and it had the added bonus of not watering weeds. Read More
As the summer was getting underway I was looking at how I could improve my laziness (sorry efficiency) by using a drip feed system or something along those lines for my vegetables etc. and I came across a reference to something called an “Olla” – huh? A bit more Internet digging later and if you Read More
It was off to the Sandham Memorial Chapel this weekend as the folks were visiting – if you are in the area, you must go! Anyway at the back of the chapel was a small vegetable garden and at the rear, the gardeners had “re-purposed” some old wooden ladders. It was such a lovely idea, Read More