The Patient Gardener

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I have been wooed through the garden clubs I attend to enter the world of competitive plant shows.  My curiosity was raised last summer when I visited my first AGS show and this Easter I made the decision to compete in my AGS group’s show next Easter and ordered some miniature bulbs in readiness.  It was during a conversation at that show that I learnt about the ‘open garden’ competition at the… Read More

A couple of weeks ago I promoted a survey being carried out by the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust to see how we use our  water butts and to encourage people to use WTthem more effectively. I have two water butts and I wish I had more since I never have enough water when it is hot and dry and I know that I could collect far more if I could squeeze in… Read More