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May 2016

Combat Planting & knowing your onions

With more and more people trying grow-your-own in small gardens, there’s quite a bit of interest these days in  ‘Companion Planting’. Where most veg need …

The Man with the Flopro Gun

Last autumn, at a trade show, I happened to chance upon the new collection of watering equipment by Flopro. Whilst on the stand, I explained …

Asparagus: a slave to love

Asparagus: The holy grail of veg? I had properly given up on my wild asparagus. I planted 10 asparagus crowns from Franchi …

Somerset enchanted evening

It may be raining, it may still feel too chilly to plant out the rest of the seedlings. It may have been a day …

Hot bombshells & ravishing radishes

There’s something very WWII ‘bomber pin-up’ about a radish. Even their variety names sound like the ladies painted on the side of American bombers: French Breakfast, …