Nasturtium flowers on a sunny day

 

Nasturtiums: Colourful, Edible, and a Good Companion, Too

I’m really enjoying this sunny weather, and so are the nasturtiums at the bottom of our garden. I love this misunderstood plant; it’s large green leaves remind me of a water lily and the vibrant flowers brighten up any garden whilst being a good companion for vegetables such as Cabbage, Cucumber, Cauliflower, Potatoes, Brussel Sprouts, and Radish. Orange Nasturtiums help …

 

green leafy plants in garden bed

 

Spring Gardening

If your garden is anything like mine after winter, there’s a fair bit of work to do. This year my broccoli and cabbage were not a great success, so I’m thinking my soil needs quite a bit of help. Several years ago, I was fortunate enough to live across the road from well-known organic gardener and author, Dee Pignéguy, who put …

 

coloured bird tape in a tree

 

Bird Scare Tape

Some of you keen gardeners may be planting out seedlings at the moment and I thought I’d share a great trick I learned recently. My garden up north was completely raided by pheasants while I was away. I have a fence around it but they seem to be able to fly or leap over it. So I invested in some …

 

blackberries and raspberries on the vine

 

Wet Winter Projects

What a wet old winter it’s been. It never ceases to amaze me that our place up north gets so wet and sludgy in the winter yet so dry in the summer. I’ve been making the most of the soft ground, though, by planting some early potatoes. It really is very easy to grow potatoes especially when lots of storms …