January Gardening Guide

January Gardening Guide

Our January gardening guide will tell you what you need to do in your garden this time of year, depending on which climate zone you’re in. January gardening guide: Cool Temperate Garden January gardening guide: What to plant? There are two main planting focuses for the January gardening guide in the cool temperate garden: Succession... View more
Mullberry Madness

Mullberry Madness

If you have a mulberry tree then you may well be swimming in mulberries at this time of year. And what a better time than summer holidays to enjoy mulberries a multiple of ways. Here are a few… [h4]Mullberry pie[/h4] Ingredients 2 sheets of pastry – shortcrust or puff 3-4 cups of mulberries 1 cup… View more

What are Wicking Beds?

What are Wicking Beds?

Picture credit: http://www.thedesertecho.com Wicking beds. They seem to be the latest buzz in the gardening world. Great idea for conserving water in the summer months. Know what they are? I didn’t. Until very recently. Someone suggested we build our new garden beds as wicking beds, so I thought I had better find out what they were. You’ve… View more

December Gardening Guide

December Gardening Guide

Need some advice on keeping your garden thriving this Summer? We're here to help with our December gardening guide. December gardening guide: MEDITERRANEAN climate Zone 0: Planning is well underway for the heat of summer – collecting jars and bottles for the summer fruit harvest, while Mum’s jam making has continued unabated from winter’s citrus marmalades through... View more
November Gardening Guide

November Gardening Guide

Our November gardening guide will tell you what you need to do in your garden this time of year, depending on which climate zone you’re in. MEDITERRANEAN climate Here's our November gardening guide for a mediterranean climate... Zone 0:  Spring cleaning is largely over, and yielded great opportunities to share no-longer-needed items with the community,... View more
What is Permaculture?

What is Permaculture?

I read a definition of permaculture the other day that made me laugh: “Permaculture isn’t about some mad hippy lifestyle with no electricity; it’s about living as comfortably as you can, but not trashing the planet while you’re doing it”. And it’s true. Yes, some permaculturalists might be referred to as ‘hippies’ – everybody loves… View more