Monthly Archives: April 2010

Northumberland gardeners to get free advice

April 16, 2010 0 comments

Garden and greenhouse enthusiasts in the Northumberland area are this weekend (April 17th and 18th) able to get free horticultural advice from a local attraction.Heighley Gate Nursery and Garden Centre is offering complimentary advice for would-be food growers.According to the… Read More

Introduce kids to garden and greenhouse

April 15, 2010 0 comments

Introducing your children to the garden and greenhouse can be a great way of educating them about the natural world, it has been claimed.According to, teaching kids about soil processes, how seeds grow and the animals that live in… Read More

Cape Gooseberries and Friends

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Now I must admit these are not the most attractive nor compact of plants however the Physalis family are exceptionally valuable subjects for growing under cover. Closely related to tomatoes but never suffering any of their problems these are surprisingly… Read More

Gardens to be upgraded thanks to grants

April 14, 2010 0 comments

A number of Britain‘s public parks will continue to provide inspiration for garden and greenhouse enthusiasts after being handed millions of pounds in grants.The £13 million funding comes from the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Big Lottery Fund and will… Read More

Norfolk greenhouse attraction reopens

April 12, 2010 0 comments

A Norfolk horticultural attraction has completed repairs to its glasshouses and opened to the public for the first time in five years.According to the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), the greenhouses at Holkham Hall in Wells-next-the-sea have been cleared, repaired and… Read More

How grow your own is becoming popular

April 9, 2010 0 comments

Scores of Brits are taking up fruit and vegetable cultivation in their gardens and greenhouses, according to the Times.The newspaper‘s Lucy Alexander visited the Royal Horticultural Society‘s (RHS) Garden Wisley to find out why the activity has gripped the masses.RHS… Read More

May deadline for garden chemical disposal

April 8, 2010 0 comments

British gardeners who have stocks of a chemical used to clear ground and kill tree stumps have been warned that time is running out to dispose of them.The Pesticides Safety Directorate has set a deadline of May 10th for garden… Read More

Hot & Spicy Chillies – Part 19

April 7, 2010 0 comments

Even the smallest greenhouse can benefit from a couple of chilli pepper plants. Two plants will provide enough spice and flavour for a small family for the rest of the season, though if you are hooked on the buzz this… Read More

The Edible Garden lacking in tips


Garden and greenhouse fans hoping to pick up a host of helpful hints and tips from The Edible Garden will be left wanting, it has been claimed.According to the Daily Mirror, the BBC 2 programme is more akin to The… Read More

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