Five essential reasons to grow your own strawberries and a guide to planting

Strawberries are one of my favourite things to grow. This has a lot to do with the fact they're one of my favourite things to eat. (Obviously, I'm not including Kitkat chunkies here.) March is a great time to think about planting strawberries, or in my case sorting out the tangled mass of weeds and runners from last year's … [Read more...]

Are hanging bags the new hanging basket?

Hanging Bag

I’m never quite sure about hanging baskets. Something about them smacks of municipal lampposts and pub gardens. Any flowers are better than no flowers. But predictable petunias poking out of something resembling a picnic hamper, is just a bit, well, uninspiring. Perhaps it’s the visual confirmation that this really is … [Read more...]