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Rotten Apples

Rotten ApplesAt this time of the year there’s a dramatic increase in windfalls, which lie smouldering on the grass and as the wasps start burrowing inside, to eat out the apple’s flesh, they become lethal traps for the unwary. I’ve counted as many as nine emerging at red hot speed when an apple is violently disturbed. […]

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September Gardening

September GardeningSeptember is the first autumn month so we should be harvesting all sorts of crops and fruits. This year my squashes and other such things have been very poor. This means that I will only have enough to feed half the street! The spuds have been quite good but the tomatoes have really grown well, […]

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Eastern Promise

Eastern PromiseThe month of bounty continues, with crops coming thick and fast, so fast that it seems there’s little else to do but pick, eat or freeze. It is certainly the busiest month of the year when you throw in time off for holidays, and a lawn which grows almost overnight, courtesy of the heavy rain […]

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Exterminate, exterminate!

Exterminate, exterminate!We all know the battle cry of the daleks, but fortunately the ones I’m talking about have been deactivated, reduced to a shell, and are supplied by the council under the alias of compost bins. An excellent and well thought out product, but how to get the best use from it, and what tips would […]

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August in the Garden

August in the GardenSilly as it sounds, this is the month when I start to get ready for autumn. At the start of the month I go around the garden looking at all the plants that may not make it through the winter and take cuttings from them. This is generally very easy and to those that may […]

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