Thou shall not Grow Brassicas!

 

I’ve been taught a lesson, quite a bitter lesson. Let me explain.  A few months ago I stood looking at my empty raised veg bed, the last detritus of Autumn had been cleaned away and the soil sat there, looking bare. Right, I thought, what could I be growing over the winter months that could make use of the soil until I need to plant out in the spring, not only what would grow, but what would I like to actually eat.

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Mr Fothergills New Seeds on Trial 2018


Mr Fothergills New Seeds on Trial 2018

Late last year I was lucky to be selected by Mr Fothergills to test some exciting new Flower and Vegetable varieties that are to be launched for sale for the 2018 Growing season.

New seed varieties from Mr Fothergills.

On trial are 2 vegetable varieties and 4 flower varieties.

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End of Month View of the Garden. End of December 2017


End of Month View of the Garden. End of December 2017

With thanks to Steve at The Glebe House Garden Blog for hosting this Meme.

It’s the end of December and also the end of 2017, my gardening time has been seriously hampered by grisly weather and a grisly persistent cold.

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Ruby Falls – A Raspberry for Containers Review


Ruby Falls Raspberry – Suitable for container growing – A Review.

(Disclosure – This post is not sponsored or endorsed in any way.)

Early last year I saw an offer on-line from a large seed catalogue company for buy 1 get 1 free on all fruit plants, I had been reading about a new Dwarf Raspberry plant for growing in containers. Its compact, fully hardy and virtually thorn free. I have always had a hankering for a Raspberry plant, but the nature of Raspberries whereby they need a bit of room and tend to sucker quite a bit put me off planting one in my garden.

 

Raspberry Rubyfalls

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