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AUBREY’S TASTY GREEN

I’ve always been an advocate of lettings things grow to see what they are, or how they develop. Don’t get me wrong, once I know what they are, I am as ruthless a weeder as the next person, but a little curiosity can be a good thing for it occasionally brings about beneficial surprises. In […]

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Plants are a growing!

There has just been that sudden turnaround in temperature, which we all hope heralds the start of Spring. I usually do all my seed sowing in the last two weeks of March, but this year I have delayed a week in the hope of getting the plants off to a quicker start. I find that […]

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A different way to get an apple tree!

No, not from the shops or garden centre, or even from a seed (though growing from seed would be a voyage of discovery), with probably better odds than the national lottery of a commercially viable new variety, which could even be named after you. I’m thinking of cuttings, one of the easiest ways to achieve […]

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FINAL CALL FOR PRUNING !

I’ve been watching the apple buds like a hawk to see if there is any sign of them breaking their dormancy. It’s perhaps not the easiest thing to describe but you just get the feeling that there’s been a change, a slight swelling, the look of life, the bud no longer being so tight, but […]

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Spring into action!

Spring into action!Hopefully the lengthening hours of daylight and the dusk territorial calls all indicate the possibility of a new growing season. What to do first, I’ll take it as read that garlic was left in the ground at the time of last year’s harvest to allow it to grow in it’s own good time, five or […]

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