Peaches and Nectarines

Peaches and Nectarines

The first time I lay in the shade of a peach tree I'd planted, a glorious early August day it was too, I was dozing in a cloud of peach perfume - the ripening fruit telling anyone who'd listen that they were on their way. A single fruit left the...More >
Tags: Peaches, Nectarines, Growing Peaches, Growing Nectarines, homegrown, Mark Diacano
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Julie King Peonies and Posies greenhouse blog

April in the greenhouse | Peonies & Posies

Prompted by an article she wrote for The Simple Things magazine, Peonies & Posies blogger, Julie has started up her monthly review of what's growing in her greenhouse. "Standing inside my greenhouse on a very wet Saturday afternoon I raised my...More >
Tags: Peonies and Posies, greenhouse review, April in the greenhouse, greenhouse blog, spring greenhouse growing
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Five ways to improve your soil

Five ways to improve your soil

Maintaining your garden is a year round job, as any gardener knows. With the changing of the seasons come new responsibilities. Spring is a time of year that "green fingers" love most, where they can finally start planning for the months in which...More >
Tags: Improving soil, testing soil, chalky soil, sandy soil, clay soil, problem soil, soil solutions, langlea garden design
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Tulips by The Land Gardeners


No other flower has seduced man to such an extent than the exotic enchantment of the tulip. Its journey has been a romantic one. From the inhospitable mountains of central Asia this tiny bulb was carried along the trade routes into Turkey to become...More >
Tags: tulips, The Land Gardeners, Planting, garden, November, Winter
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The Pig Hotel in the Forest, greenhouse

Five things to grow in the greenhouse this winter by The Pig's Head Gardener, Ryan Mills

As many of you know we have worked with THE PIG on numerous occasions, building greenhouses for their kitchen gardens and collaborating during events. We always keep in touch with the team at THE PIG as they share their innovative growing ideas, new...More >
Tags: greenhouse, garden, the pig, Winter Growing, Five things to grow in the greenhouse
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Raspberry and Szechuan Pepper

Mark Diacono: Four Garden Recipes

If, like me, you have a penchant for leather, read on. In those few weeks between summer proper and the woodsmoke of autumn, I like to do a little preserving. A little pickling, freezing and drying of what's coming to an end in September. This year...More >
Tags: Mark Diacono, Guest blog, Otter Farm, garden recipes, fruit leather, pickled chillies, salt and pepper padron peppers, shiso and rose vodka
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Kew Students outside Broughton Grange Greenhouse

Garden Tours with Kew's Diploma Students

Last week we had the pleasure of meeting a group of students who are studying the Kew Diploma in Horticulture . We took them on a tour of Thenford Arboretum & Gardens , and Broughton Grange ; Oxfordshire's most influential and admired gardens...More >
Tags: Kew Gardens, greenhouses, Thenford Estate, Broughton Grange, garden, Kew Students, Garden tour, events, alitex
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