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Garden

Kestrel

Tatty Taties and Tories

Sunday in my Garden   The Radical 22nd July 2018   The peasants staple diet   A farmer was watching his man manuring “taty rows” “Put plenty in” he said

Watering

HOME GROWN- HARVESTING AND WATERING 

AND EVERYTHING IN THE GARDEN NEEDS WATER    The Radical  2nd July 2018     FLOWERS, FRUIT AND VEGETABLES   AND DON’T LET THE CLEVER DICKS WITH ROOTS IN ROMANCE

Peas

There is more to Please with Peas.UPDATED

BREAKING NEWS – ASDA PEAS FROM WORCESTERSHIRE – 2x 500gms = 1KG Podded ARE GIVING LESS FOR MORE – 400gms for £2.50 MAKING ALDI PEAS FROM SOMERSET THE BEST BUY.

Growing

Do Plants Have feelings ?

Cruelty to plants Must be Exposed ?   The Radical 10th April 2018   A Campaign to Stop Cruelty to Plants ?   Farmers , Horticulturalists, Allotment Keepers, Gardeners and

spuds

Officially – It’s Spring

Yesterday was the Vernal Equinox   The Radical-21st March 2018   Did it make you feel Happy ?   The Sun shone and the red line shot up the thermometer

Spring

A SPRING IN YOUR STEP ?

  March This month in your garden and greenhouse         Flowers Pick off any developing seedheads on daffodils and other spring bulbs, but leave the foliage to

pots

Getting into Spring ?

  February This month in your garden and greenhouse         Flowers Cut down deciduous ornamental grasses left standing over winter, before fresh shoots appear Divide large clumps

Shallots

Digging Plots and Planting Shallots

  It Was New Years Day morning near Toft Hill, County Durham,…   The Radical 4th Jan 2018   …….when I saw an Old Man traditionally digging his plot –

Shall We Eat Out Tonight ?

  But It’s Not Always What It Sounds Like   The Radical  24th July 2017   Summer Holidays are out of the question,  but not September and October   There

Don’t water plants on sunny days?

   Three horticultural myths exposed   Some sage old sayings are based on facts – others are not worth the bother    Water works: no need to worry about ‘burning’

Sundaes on Sunday ?

Harvest Time.   The Radical – 19th June 2017   It all started when I asked my wife to cut the heads off my Peonys.   What a mistake for

Know Your Onions and Keep it Simple

Gardeners and Allotment keepers should…..   The Radical- 5th May 2017     grow what suits them, what the space will accommodate and the soil likes best.   What the

Saturday in My Garden – Marching On

  Let me say first of all we shall not be ….   The Radical- 2nd March 2017   in our garden this Saturday,….   ….because Rene and I  are travelling

Springsnow not Thundersnow ?

  Aconites are in flower here…    The Radical – 12th Jan.2017   … Actually they were “here” on Monday 9th    Well two of them.   Eranthis hyemalis for

Home Sown & Grown

Our Garden Update-The Radical- 13th Sept 2016- Tis the season for Blackberrying and Raspberrying the late crop.   (Now the Cooking Apples are harvested)   Most of the thornless blackberries

War on Wasps

Want to ward off wasps? Wear red trousers… or tie a paper bag to the nearest tree. And DON’T wear aftershave   At this time of year we may well

Home Grown for our table

The Radical and Rene’s Garden   -The Radical-14th August 2016- The early potato crop has been huge and clean producing well over 100kgs in 4 beds with the last bed

Free Water for Food ?

Its been wet and windy for  most of the spring and early summer   The Radical- 24th July 2016-   Ideal for growers -and the Radical and Renefe’s garden  

Jersey Plants Direct Gave Me Only Grief

JERSEY PLANTS DIRECT – CAVEAT EMPTOR   The Radical 20th April 2016   I said I wouldn’t trade again with this company last year, that post received 296 hits,  

Nuts to Vegans

Go for Growth.   Essential Time for Vegans and Vegetarians to Start Digging ! What Spuds You Like ? The Spring Equinox is the time for planting out   The

Sowing Sowing Gone

  Plug plants and Seeds in Trays  in Greenhouses without heat are vulnerable to night frosts in February & March (and April, May & June sometimes) Healthy plants keel over

J.Parkers -Outgrown its Own Use

  An Alleged Breach of Contract by J.Parkers   548 Plug Plants order accepted, and paid for, in full, with a postage charge, at the time of purchase, were not

A Plot for a Planter ?

14 – 20 December 2015 Flowers checklist It’s time to… Make last-minute pickings of fresh flowers for the house Spread compost on to flower beds for worms to work in

The Chill Begins

23 – 29 November 2015   Flowers checklist It’s time to… Clear faded growth of golden hops and annual climbers from pergolas and trellis Plant bare-root roses in well-prepared soil

The Winter Weather Cometh

16 – 22 November 2015 Flower garden job checklist It’s time to… Take root cuttings of oriental poppies Check stakes and ties are secure on trees and climbers Move containers

Order Order ? Out of Order !

 Plant Supplies-   I have stopped buying from J.Parker’s. I have cancelled my account and insisted I am taken off the mailing list. Oh yes, I had an account with

Winter Works

9 – 15 November 2015 Flower garden job checklist It’s time to… Plant heathers and trailing ivy in pots for winter colour Cut down faded stems on rudbeckia and Shasta

Putting Down Roots ?

How to take root cuttings !– –>     You will need Garden fork Sharp knife Large pots Gritty compost mix made from equal parts grit or perlite and potting compost Label

An Indian Autumn !

2 – 8 November 2015   Flower garden job checklist It’s time to… Cut late-summer-flowering clematis right down to soil level Divide congested clumps of perennials such as asters, campanulas,

Composting time

26 – 1 November 2015   Flower garden job checklist   It’s time to… Plant tulip bulbs in groups to make drifts of spring colour After first frosts, lift and

Plough On – Sow and Save

12 – 18 October 2015   Flower garden job checklist It’s time to… Plant out spring bedding, including pansies, wallflowers and forget-me-nots Pot up tender perennials from summer displays to

Gardeners Down Tools & Relax Time

The Radical’s Garden & More.   4th Oct 2015   A massive Victoria Plum crop has been stewed and frozen but all surplus remaining sold at a good profit.  

Harvest Time Again

5 – 11 October 2015 Flower garden job checklist It’s time to… Lift dahlia tubers or protect those left in the ground with a thick mulch of straw or bark

Plug it Yourself or Spreading Your Seed

From Seed to Success   Buying plug plants from commercial growers is expensive so this year I am having a go myself.   I am retired and have lots of