BULBS FOR SUMMER

BULBS FOR SUMMER

AugustCiarán Haskins
Once the last daffodil has died down, don't let your bulb display stop. Dozens of bulbs flower spectacularly right through summer, keeping you in d...
PLANNING THE WINTER VEGTABLE GARDEN

PLANNING THE WINTER VEGTABLE GARDEN

AugustCiarán Haskins
Canny vegetable gardeners start thinking about what to grow next winter as soon as the last one is finished. Take time out from the spring rush to ...
SQUARE FOOT VEG GARDEN

SQUARE FOOT VEG GARDEN

AprilCiarán Haskins
Short of space in the garden? Then this is the technique for you. All you need is a single raised bed to enjoy a wide variety of fruit and veg all ...
TOP TIPS FOR SOWING VEGTABLES

TOP TIPS FOR SOWING VEGTABLES

AprilCiarán Haskins
Most vegetables are raised from seed, making them fantastic value – for the price of a single lettuce bought in the shops, you can buy a packet of ...
SPEEDY VEG

SPEEDY VEG

AprilCiarán Haskins
When you're just starting out, full of enthusiasm and keen to get going, it can seem an age to wait before you pick the first fruits of all your ha...
KEEPING THE CROPS COMING

KEEPING THE CROPS COMING

AprilCiarán Haskins
One of the real skills of good vegetable growing is the ability to time the cycle of sowing, growing and harvesting so you always have a steady str...
ANNUAL CUTTING GARDENS

ANNUAL CUTTING GARDENS

AprilCiarán Haskins
Filling your house with the colour and fragrance of fresh flowers cut from the garden is one of the great pleasures of gardening. The trouble is, t...
SEEDS AND CUTTINGS

SEEDS AND CUTTINGS

AprilCiarán Haskins
GROWING FROM CUTTINGSCuttings fall into three main groups, but whichever method you use it is essential that cuttings are taken from healthy plants...
A CONTAINER VEGTABLE GARDEN

A CONTAINER VEGTABLE GARDEN

CalendarCiarán Haskins
You may be short of outdoor space, but that doesn't mean you have to do without home-grown vegetables. There are lots of veg which do brilliantly i...
A TASTE OF HISTORY

A TASTE OF HISTORY

AprilCiarán Haskins
Sometimes in veg-growing, as in life, the golden oldies are the best. Older 'heritage' veg varieties aren't often found in the shops, as they aren'...
FIVE EASY VEG

FIVE EASY VEG

AprilCiarán Haskins
When you're starting out with your new veg garden and trying to decide what to grow first, the sheer variety of vegetables that opens up to you whe...
GIANT PUMPKINS

GIANT PUMPKINS

AprilCiarán Haskins
The record for the biggest pumpkin in the world is a holy grail for giant vegetable growers: these days you need a forklift truck just to get your ...