Composting Do's & Don'ts
There are a number of Do's & Don'ts when it comes to composting - so to make it easier we have created a simple check list along with some common problems.
A Very Happy Customer!
One of our customers has been kind enough to send in some before and after shots of their garden and what a transformation!
Hot Composting or Traditional Composting
For years, the art of making compost has been shrouded in mystery. Gardeners would regularly creep down to their heap in a neglected and forgotten corner of the garden, armed with old plant material, newspapers and other seemingly useless and unwanted items before the big day, months later, when they would emerge with a steaming wheelbarrow full of wonderful compost.
Harvesting and Watering in full swing
Despite the harvest and growing season being still in full swing, it is time to turn our thoughts to next year's crops so this week in the Kitchen Garden we will be ordering our seed garlic and autumn planting onion sets.
Main Crop Potatoes and Fruit Picking
This week in the Kitchen Garden, we will be digging up our main crop potatoes. We would not normally expect to be doing this for at least another month, but our crop has been struck by blight following the wet summer. It certainly wasn't a surprise that our plants were attacked by blight. With the amount of rainfall we have had, it was something that we were fully expecting.
Mid August Update from the Harrod Horticultural HQ Garden
It's been mixed fortunes over the last few weeks in the Harrod Horticultural HQ Garden, luckily the successes outweigh the failures!
Green Gardens Guest Blog
The Ultimate Guide to Wildlife Gardening - a guest blog from Green Gardens about the benefits of attracting wildlife to your garden and advice on planning a wildlife friendly garden
National Allotments Week
The air of mystique which sometimes surrounds allotments will be lifted for 7 days in August this year, when National Allotments Week takes place across the UK. The event will run from Monday 8th August until the 14th August.
Guest Blog by Ellen Mary
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