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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A Year of Garden Visiting Part 2

 

Following on from Part 1

Late February I made another trip down to London as a guest of the Garden Press Event, it’s an event for the Horticultural trade to show off new products to the press, another associated people in the media including Bloggers.

 

I was given the opportunity to try out some new compost recipes being released onto the market during 2019, also new seed varieties, and we also got to see new designs of cachepots for houseplants and lots of other new interior planting items. It was also nice to catch up with familiar faces in the blogging world.

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A Year of Garden Visiting 2019

 

It’s all about the plants.

 

Early February this year I felt the need to be in the tropics, not being able to afford the airfare to travel to far-flung exotic locations, I wandered off down to London to visit the annual Kew Gardens Orchid Festival. Held in the Princess of Wales Conservatory, this year’s theme was focused on South America, plants from this part of the world were all on display in formal and informal situations throughout the glasshouse.

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