Growing flowers for picking

Should anyone be growing flowers for picking? A lot of gardeners regard it as a bit of a crime to pick flowers from the garden. As far they are concerned, flowers belong where they have been planted, and if you pick them, you are helping to ruin the beauty that they...

Composting your waste

I would encourage anyone to compost their waste as it’s a great way to use waste to help improve the soil in shrubberies and flower and vegetable beds. But even though I am a fan of composting, I’ve seen many many people try it and fail over the years. That...