Pond plants

We have been itching to plant up the pond since it was built in January. M ost of the aquatic plants we wanted to buy die down in winter so we had to be patient and wait for the nurseries to get their spring ...

Constant Cabbage

It's only when you flick through the seed catalogues that you realise there is a cabbage for every season. F inding room for them in a modest plot is more difficult.  We have two raised beds for brassicas and...

Nesting

We spend a fortune on bird seed and are richly rewarded with a garden full of birds. A s I write there is a very persistent and slightly monotonous Great Tit chirruping away.  I hope he and his mate find the ...

Spuds

A recent radio panel show asked its guests to name their loved ones' favourite potato dish.  Hmmm.  Classic roasties in goose fat? Dauphinoise or a full-on Raclette maybe? T he humble new potato may be far le...