Asparagus

More than just an aphrodisiac. Asparagus is expensive and unless it’s in season, has probably been flown to the supermarket from Peru. H ow much nicer to skip up the garden to harvest your own spears while yo...

Free Fertiliser

If you have nettles in your garden don't dig them all up - make free plant food out of them. B etter still find another corner and plant some comfrey.  Not only is it a very pretty plant but your tomatoes wil...

Wisteria

It is no exaggeration that we have suffered a calamity in the garden. O ur lovely, fledgling wisteria has had a serious setback. We planted it three years ago against the back of the house and have been pains...

Peas

I love peas.  So does my sister.  She is not allowed in the vegetable patch unchaperoned during pea season because she will strip a plant faster than a flock of wood pigeons. L ast year I grew three varieties...