Planting bulbs in the green – snowdrops & acconites

 There are some spring-flowering bulbs that do better when planted in the green (when they have flowered, and still have …

Violas in full glory – winter & spring colour, how to grow

Violas have put on an amazing show this year, and seem to have liked the cold temperatures we’ve had. These …

Airport Veg! Growing in unloved corners

In the most unexpected spot, as I was rushing to get my plane to Denmark (a whole other story) a beautiful planting of …

Swiss Chard, Rainbow Chard (Beta vulgaris). Easy to grow, really tasty & healthy, and looks great!

Chard, whatever the colour or name ( silverbeet, perpetual spinach, spinach beet, crab beet, bright lights, seakale beet, and mangold to name …

Winter Cherry (Solanum pseudocapsicum) – Great for a cheerful dash of colour all winter!

It’s the cheerful, orange-red winter berries that make this easy-to-care-for plant so special, and indoors or out they add a …