Autumn is here, by Ken Crowther

Shorter days, cold nights and regular falls of colourful leaves herald the start of Autumn. It’s time to tidy up, prepare for winter and finish off planting new roses, shrubs and trees. But don’t be depressed because Autumn gives us some fantastic colours; from the large shrub Rhus through to Acers, Colchicum or Autumn Crocus`s…

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Posted in Gardening By Stuart Elsom On 20th November 2009 | 0 Comments

Looking forward to Spring

Despite the cold weather, November is the time to get the garden ready for the new year by planting spring bulbs. When choosing bulbs avoid any that are damaged or feel soft. Instead select firm and plump bulbs as these will give the best flowers. After you buy them it is important to get them…

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Posted in Gardening By Stuart Elsom On 2nd November 2009 | 0 Comments

Plant Vegetable Seeds Soon!

It’s coming up to that time of year when Vegetable patches will need to be sowed. Despite the weather today, and perhaps this whole week, we are now in Spring!! Growing vegetables if a good way to get out into the garden, it doesn’t matter whether you have a window box or acre plot, you…

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Posted in Gardening By Stuart Elsom On 23rd March 2009 | 0 Comments

Gardening with Ken Again & Again

One of our dearest friends in the horticultural world is the gardener and broadcaster Ken Crowther. We got to know Ken a few years ago after he interviewed one of my colleagues on his Saturday morning BBC Essex radio show. Ken talks on the show with great knowledge about both gardening and cooking ( also…

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Posted in Gardening By Ken Crowther On 23rd February 2009 | 0 Comments

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