David Austen roses have many petals ,often referred to as the “cabbage” appearance which may seem less friendly to pollinators. In fact as the rose flower matures, the petals open up revealing the stamens and stigma.
6 easy ways you can be a hedgehog friendly gardener
Ideas for gardening with kids and growing food at home with limited space.
A winter garden can easily enough be a showplace, a treat for all the senses.
We have a fine crop of Treviso radicchio now ready for eating in the garden, and we will get to enjoy them all winter. Some people like to mix tender radicchio leaves with things like lambs lettuce to their salad in the spring and summer. In autumn and winter however, I love the vegetable lightly…
Kasaundi is a kind of aubergine preserve. It is cooked in a fairly large quantity, and sometimes eaten as a side dish, sometimes as a starter, and can be kept unrefrigerated in a jar.
Middle of October and we have celeriac forming beautifully in our little Stonehouse kitchen garden. I’m delighted, as I more or less shoved them into heavy clay, but in a nice sunny and sheltered spot. People have asked me what I do with the celeriac. Well, I have a very simple and utterly delicious recipe…
With the chill set in already, this October is not going to see a second crop of ripe figs in Stonehouse. My young tree is full of small green fruit which I want to pick, so that the tree endures the winter with a better reserve of energy than if it keeps trying (and failing)…
It quite an experience to visit the gracious gardens of Highnam Court. The landscape was suffused with intense colour. Here are 3 things we learnt from our visit.
How to use foliage for great visual impact, and how to get variety and interest in a garden.