• Caring for Summer Containers

    Caring Summer Containers

    Summer bedding plants have had a rough time in our gardens this year. As well as being bashed by high winds they have had to put up with huge deluges of rain an... Read more

    Posted on 14 August 2012 GARDENING, HOME
  • Plants to Attract Butterflies

    Plants Attract Butterflies

    Mrs McGregor and I have seen very few butterflies in the garden this summer. Even the Large and Small Whites (whose caterpillars I dread on my winter greens!)... Read more

    Posted on 04 August 2012 GARDENING, HOME
  • Shrub Pruning

    Shrub Pruning

    All of our shrubs, trees and perennials have grown really fast this year with plenty of rain and mild weather to encourage them. Read more

    Posted on 03 August 2012 GARDENING, HOME
  • Gardening Guide - Planting Leeks & Winter Greens

    Gardening Guide Planting Leeks Winter Greens

    Leeks and Brassicas such as Winter Cabbage and Sprouting Broccoli, can be planted out now into their final positions from a seed bed or as plants purchased... Read more

    Posted on 24 July 2012 GARDENING
  • Gardening Leave

    Gardening Leave

    is a charity that aims to improve the mental and physical wellbeing of service personnel with the use of horticultural therapy. Read more

    Posted on 20 July 2012 GARDENING
  • A Sweet Pea Disaster

    Sweet Disaster

    My Sweet Peas have been a disaster this summer. The wet weather has not given them a chance and we miss coming back from the allotment with the multi coloured... Read more

    Posted on 18 July 2012 GARDENING
  • Summer Flowering Shrubs

    Summer Flowering Shrubs

    I am always amazed at how resilient plants are. Despite the wind and rain, the summer shrubs in our garden are all doing well – almost too well in fact! Read more

    Posted on 11 July 2012 GARDENING
  • Harvest Time on the Allotment at Last!

    Harvest Time Allotment Last!

    After a visit to my allotment last Friday, I was on the verge of giving up for the year! Not content with eating my runner bean plants, rabbits had also... Read more

    Posted on 09 July 2012 GARDENING
  • Flaming June (or Not...)

    With all of the rain and windy weather that we have had over the last couple of weeks, our garden is looking a bit worse for wear. The Fatsia japonica reminds m... Read more

    Posted on 21 June 2012 GARDENING
  • Gardening Guide - Lawn Care

    With all of the rain that we have had lately, plants in the borders and lawned areas are growing away fast! Trying to find some dry weather to cut them can be... Read more

    Posted on 13 June 2012 GARDENING
  • On the Allotment

    I walked down to the allotment yesterday evening, having not visited it for a week and was delighted to see that my first row of early peas are suddenly full... Read more

    Posted on 08 June 2012 GARDENING
  • Garden Happenings

    Mrs McGregor and I have been sitting in the garden before dinner now that the evenings have become warmer at last! We love this time relaxing and walking... Read more

    Posted on 07 June 2012 GARDENING
  • What is Sustainability?

    What Sustainability?

    What is sustainability has been written by Andrew Odom, blogger, photojournalist, and hobby farmer. I want to be perfectly honest. I don’t fully understand the... Read more

    Posted on 06 June 2012 GARDENING