Explaining a little about fertilisers; What N:P:K means; the benefits of Organic Matter, mulches & green manure – and making your own compost & manure brews. Some steps towards Organic Gardening

I had quite a few ideas about gardening that I believed wholeheartedly but quite without foundation - that is before I started my formal horticultural training. One of these truths was that there was no such thing as the over-use of fertilisers. A little more would surely provide extra benefit. Well, no, it turned out.…

Explaining a little about fertilisers; What N:P:K means; the benefits of Organic Matter, mulches & green manure – and making your own compost tea, manure brews and the best comfrey tea (and borage is for the compost, not just for Pimms). Some steps towards Organic Gardening

We may not have a plot the size of Sissinghurst here, but we may have one of the 15 million gardens in the UK, or a piece of an allotment - or a single solitary pot. We may however, dream. Then just as we want to get started - confusion strikes. We can all be…

A quiet spot for lunch – and time to read up on all things Compost

Time to brush up on my composting knowledge - starting with The Garden Organic Book of Compost. I'm talking on all things Compost next month - and when I have my notes ready, I'll let you know! It's International Compost Awareness Week, the 5th -11th May after all...