That’s my pumpkin!

Thats My Pumpkin! So, the children are having a pumpkin growing contest but as the tangled mass of vegetation evolves and sprawls over the veg bed during the season arguments abound as to whose pumpkin is whose with each claiming the largest to be theirs.... heres the simple solution, carve their name on the pumpkin …

Leaf Mould – excellent source of soil conditioner

Leaf mould is one of the simplest things to create yet its source, dead leaves, are probably one of the most wasted sources of lasting humus. Come the autumn time I’m horrified to see people burning leaves, when I would without hesitation, happily take them all. In fact I might even venture to offer to …

Insect Hotel

Having once being a little boy who, by rights, was into all things creepy crawly, and then later in life becoming an avid ecologist and nature lover, I have come to understand the importance of food chains from beginning to end. As a gardener I’ve also come to appreciate that not all that flies, crawls or …