The 'no dig method' of gardening is a growing trend, try it before the main vegetable planting season arrives
So, here we are, more than three quarters of the way through January already. Grow your own enthusiasts and those with an allotment will already be champing at the bit, eager to start sowing and growing. Lets look at what you can be getting on with right now. Its a great month for preparing the plot. For some, this means digging. This helps to bury weeds and loosen the soil. Digging the vegetable garden or allotment in order to prepare for spring growing and sowing is the traditional way to go about things, but with the benefit of ecological understanding together with science, it might not be necessary.Read more
Thinking of planting a fruit tree? No doubt you'll consider an apple, a plum or a pear tree.But how about something more exotic? Did you know that you can expect full sized fruit from even tiny, patio-sized fruit trees such as peach, nectarine and apricot? Its all about the variety of tree and the rootstock. Here's a simple guide to get you started, it's a lot easier than you might think.