Apple trees always want to produce as much fruit as possible. During the ‘June drop’ each tree releases ...

Caterpillar vs Cabbage

Will the hungry caterpillar win the battle for your brassicas? Apparently there’s no such species as a Cabbage ...

East Garston Allotments Flower & Produce Show 2017

  One of the best shows yet, was the general opinion. This year’s show formed part of the Village Fete and ...

July Gardening

Cabbages & Butterflies Apparently there’s no such species as a Cabbage White Butterfly. In the UK I believe ...

Paddock Maintenance Tips

Six top paddock maintenance tips from Jim at Broadmead Estate Services – three are relevant to the high summer but ...

June Gardening with Head Gardener Bob Davison

It’s hard for a gardener to completely relax until the late frosts of May have passed. At the time, when burnt ...

10 Ways to Make Your Garden Safe for Hedgehogs

Gill from Hedgehog Bottom charity in Thatcham shares her important tips on keeping your garden safe for hedgehogs who ...

Growing Basil Quick tip for getting the most number of leaves off your basil plants: Now there will be 2 main stems ...

Have you ever wondered what creates the white frothy stuff known as Cuckoo Spit that appears on your plants in late ...

Top Tips on Beating Slugs without Pellets

We don’t like using slug pellets as they are (unsurprisingly) very toxic. Even if you can ensure that wildlife ...