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

March, 2020

  • 17 March

    COVID-19: RHS Libraries to close March 18

    RHS Libraries at Vincent Square, RHS Garden Wisley and RHS Garden Harlow Carr will all close from 18 March. We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and following advice and guidelines set by Government. – Royal Horticultural Society

  • 17 March

    COVID-19: RHS Gardens to remain Open

    Despite announcing the closure of all RHS events from April until July due to COVID-19, the Royal Horticultural Society have revealed that all of their four gardens will remain open. RHS Garden Wisley, RHS Garden Hyde Hall, RHS Garden Harlow Carr and RHS Garden Rosemoor will still accept visitors. However …

  • 17 March

    COVID-19: RHS Cancel all Shows until July

    The Royal Horticultural Society have announced that all their shows from April until July have been cancelled in light of COVID-19. What Shows have the RHS cancelled? They are… April 7 – 8: RHS London Spring Launch and Orchid Show April 17 – 18: RHS London Botanical Art and Photography …

  • 17 March

    COVID-19: Allotment Sites take action

    Members through facebook groups are reporting that allotment sites are taking action against the spread of COVID-19 by a variety of measures. Ideas include putting hand sanitisers at allotment entrances so members can wash their hands once they are on site; Communal tea breaks are being discouraged; Committee meetings and …

September, 2019

  • 3 September

    How to Store Apples by Freezing

    It’s been a busy afternoon storing the cooking apples. I tend to freeze mine with a view of using them in pies, crumbles and smoothies over the following year. I’ve found that when I use them in cooking after thawing, they are much softer to eat. The technique I use …

June, 2019

  • 23 June

    Gardening in August

    This is the month when more crops may be harvested and when further seed-sowings may be made to ensure a supply of vegetables next spring. All the winter greens should be planted this month, and should the weather be dry the roots must be puddled in. Hoeing, mulching and cultivating, …

June, 2017

  • 20 June

    Star of The Victorian Kitchen Garden buried 12 years after death

    Harry Dodson, presenter of BBC series The Victorian Kitchen Garden and other series was laid to rest today at St. Matthews Church in the village of Blackmoor, Hampshire – 12 years after his death. Born on September 11, 1919, Harry James Dodson was raised in Byfleet. When he left school …