Category: Gardening Events

NGS Laskey Farm

It’s been a lovely morning at Laskey Farm in Lymm where I have seen the most beautiful garden which is the creation of Howard and Wendy Platt.  Open as part of the National Gardening Scheme (NGS), it has a fascinating layout of formal beds and water ways.  This is just a short article to say get down there this weekend… Read more →

Growing Tomatoes 

I managed to take my desire for grow your own to work this week demonstrating how to grow tomato plants and setting people a growing competition. I grew three different varieties of toms for the practical planting sessions which were tigerella, cherry and money maker. Over two sessions I gave out 100 plants, which were all potted on into a… Read more →

Arley Hall and Gardens Festival

What a splendid time I have had today at the Arley Hall and Gardens Festival. Once again I have been on BBC Radio Manchester, which was broadcast from the beautiful grounds of the hall where they had lots going on for the keen gardener. In true garden show style they had garden displays, lots of activity for families and my favourite… Read more →

National Gardening Scheme

I had a really good time visiting some National Gardening Scheme gardens in Didsbury with my mum and friends last weekend. It really does get you in the mood for doing your own garden when you see how good other gardens are. It was particularly interesting for me because I want to get in to the NGS little yellow book… Read more →

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