Dry winter and spring, what does it mean for summer?

Note: since the day I published this the heavens opened dumping over 4cm of water in…

Allotment: weed suppressant membrane – beating weeds organically

Month 13: my allotment has expanded a bit this year as I’ve taken on some unused…

How to make an Aeonium arboreum branch (part one)

Last year I ordered a small Aeonium arboreum ‘Zwartkop’ from an independent nursery off of eBay.…

My Tiny Indoor Garden by Lia Leendertz

Earlier in the year Lia Leendertz and Mark Diacono popped over to talk about and photograph…

Does peat free compost work?

Between 2015- 2016 I put peat free compost to the ultimate test, I only used peat…

Dividing a fern (Dryopteris filix-mas)

I want more ferns for our fern wall and some of our ferns are ripe for dividing. After…

Dahlia experiment: cultivars put to the test!

In late 2013 I discovered Dahlias. As unbelievable as that might sound to gardeners who have grown…

Planting spring bulbs – tulips, snowdrops, fritillaria and alliums

This year I’m planting my spring bulbs for the spring White Garden in three stages:

Pot’s Growing On: cuttings to overwinter

Today I took softwood cuttings of a few plants in order to overwinter them more easily…

Avoid damping off during indoor propagation

If I can offer any tips for indoor propagation on a small scale, it’s do a small…

Vine weevil menace returns to Clapham!

They’re back! Those little notch mark bites on your otherwise lovely leaves. Yep, it must be…

Dividing a Zamioculcas zamiifolia (ZZ plant)

I’ve had a Zamioculcas zamiifolia for some years now. In the last year, I found the…

Pests and diseases (vine weevil, slugs, snails and rust)

For every positive in the garden this summer there has been a pest or a disease…