Regular updates as Sean creates a new garden to grow vegetables, fruit, flowers and herbs in a drive to become more frugal.

March, 2020

  • 23 March

    COVID-19: Now is the time to forget about your Allotment?

    THE SITUATION HAS NOW CHANGED – PLEASE READ THE LATEST ARTICLE “Without a huge national effort to halt the growth of this virus, there will come a moment when no health service in the world could possibly cope; because there won’t be enough ventilators, enough intensive care beds, enough …

  • 23 March

    COVID-19: Radio Gardening Show Taken Off Air

    Popular Sunday morning radio programme ‘Sunday Gardening with Tim Crowther’ has been taken off air until after COVID-19. Taking via the programme facebook page, presenter Tim Crowther announced… “Hello lovely listeners. Our gardening programme is taking a rest for a while until these dreadful times we are now living through …

  • 22 March

    COVID-19: RHS, Kew Gardens, NGS & National Trust Close All Parks & Gardens

    The Royal Horticultural Society have closed all of their gardens from today in response to large crowd descending over this past weekend. After careful consideration we have taken the sad decision to close our four RHS Gardens from today until further notice. We’re sorry for the disappointment this will cause …

  • 19 March

    COVID-19: BBC Gardeners’ Question Time Stop Audience Recording

    The BBC have announced that radio series Gardeners’ Question Time will stop broadcasting with a studio audience. Future programmes will use questions sent in by listeners for the foreseeable future. “Sadly we’ve had to cancel audience recordings of GQT. But the show must go on! We’re going to be answering …

  • 19 March

    COVID-19: BBC Gardeners’ World Live & BBC Good Food Show Cancelled

    BBC Gardeners’ World Live and the BBC Good Food Show Summer at Birmingham’s NEC from 18 – 21 June 2020 have been cancelled for this year. The shows will return next year. What about ticket refunds? Organisers are contacting all ticket holders within the next 14 days regarding refunds and …

  • 17 March

    COVID-19: Harrogate Spring Flower Show Cancelled

    Statement from show organisers: Following yesterday’s Government recommendation for wholescale social distancing and the withdrawal of emergency support for mass gatherings, we believe that it would be in the best interests of our visitors and exhibitors to cancel the 2020 Harrogate Spring Flower Show. The safety of all of those …

  • 17 March

    COVID-19: Kew Gardens Remains Open but Close Buildings

    Kew Gardens have announced that the gardens will remain open. Our visitors who are able to enjoy being outside are welcome to visit the gardens at Kew and Wakehurst. To protect our staff and visitors against coronavirus (COVID-19) we have closed all of our buildings and structures, including our glasshouses, …