The benefits of house plants

If I am not looking after plants in the garden, I love growing a variety of house plants. There are many benefits of having house plants which include air purification and easier breathing. Personally I don’t think there is any reason not to have plants in the house or even in your workplace as there are lots that need minimum… Read more →

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 →

Protect your plants from the cold!

Talking on BBC Radio Manchester this morning I was asked about the cold snap of weather we are having and what effect this is having on the garden. In my garden I am a little worried about my plum blossom, especially when I saw this afternoon with the sudden downpour of snow and hailstone. That aside I recommended the use… Read more →

Gardening questions on the radio!

It was a fab morning with Becky Want on BBC Radio Manchester. The nice weather really does get people thinking about their gardens which is great because I love talking about all things gardening! The questions came thick and fast, so here are a few with my thoughts on them (apologies I can’t remember the caller names) Q. My monkey… Read more →

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