Hints and Tips

Apples and a book on a bench

Did you know...

This cold snap we are experiencing right now is doing our fruit trees wonders? The cold weather stops the trees from coming into flower early, therefore it removes the vulnerability to spring frosts.


Top tip...

Add a small piece of horticultural fleece inside your pot before adding compost. This stops slugs and woodlice from climbing up into your plant and eating the roots.

Business shout out to...

Kingsharp

I had the pleasure of meeting Stuart just before Christmas. I gave him all my kitchen knives, scissors, and gardening tools that needed sharpening. He did an excellent job and I thought the price was very reasonable.

Eco corner...

Shell on Earth is a small family run business in Wales that uses crushed whelk shells for the garden. They are a great alternative to horticulture gravel and a good slug deterrent. A perfect showcase of reusing a waste product in my view.

Know your potatoes...

If you want to grow your own potatoes read my jargon-free guide to help you choose the right spud for you.