With the weather in the UK at its coldest, it’s a good time to look ahead to the summer when the garden is once again filled with colour. Garden centres and mail order catalogues are filled with summer flowering bulbs. There are plenty of varieties to pick from as Geoff Hodge told Ken Crowther.
At the end of November 2016 John Mason from ACS in Australia attended an Australian Institute of Horticulture seminar in Cairns. The theme of the conference was centred on urban horticulture as John explains.
The team at Thompson & Morgan have been looking ahead to 2017 and the vegetables which gardeners will be planting in the new year. Colin Randall or ‘Spud’ as he is known is the vegetable man at Thompson & Morgan he spoke to Ken Crowther about planting for the year ahead.
As the weather is warming up Bayer’s Anita Dent and Ken Crowther have returned to the small garden in St Ives in Cambridgeshire to take a look at the planting. What the garden lacks in ground space is made up by having vertical structures which increases the potential to grow a variety of different plants.
Autumn is a good time for planting, and it’s also a good time for transplanting. After flowering herbaceous plants can be lifted and divided, but what’s unusual about herbaceous plants is they can be dug up, split up and replanted in the same spot as The Sun’s Steve Bradley explained to Ken Crowther.