Words of Wisdom from the Gardening Guru

Sow What?

Fairytales in the Vegetable Plot 2

Posted on September 22, 2010 by Gardening Guru

Rampion - Not Grimm but a pleasure

Ever heard of rampion?  We bet that you have, only maybe you do not know it! 

According to the Brothers Grimm fairytale, it was the rampion plant that was so desired by a pregnant woman that her husband (as usual getting in trouble for his wife) stole it from the garden of their neighbour.  Unfortunately she was a witch who caught him and as a punishment made him promise to give her his unborn Read the rest of this entry →

Growing Strawberries 2

Posted on August 26, 2010 by Gardening Guru

Following on from my earlier post about how to look after your strawberries I thought that the information ‘job’ should be finished off and instead of just spreading a bit of housekeeping knowledge it may be beneficial to give some tips on how to plant and generally look after your strawberries as well.

I am a great fan of the humble strawberry (as I think we nearly all are) the taste is fantastic and I think that just the look of a bright red, shiny strawberry is something that gets the taste buds going.  They are also quite easy to grow, don’t require too much looking after and can take up as much, or as little, space as you want them to have.  They are quite happy growing in pots just as they are quite happy being given a whole bed. Read the rest of this entry →

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