This time of year provides a fantastic opportunity to renovate the permanent beds in your kitchen garden or allotment to get them in best condition ready for the coming growing season. Continue reading Time to give permanent beds a service
Day two of Oxford Real Farming Conference (ORFC) 2018 saw me attend my most inspiring talk of the conference, the chance to hear Perrine Herve-Gruyer of La Ferme du Bec Hellouin talk about using permaculture and bi-intensive methods to be highly productive farming on a small-scale. Continue reading Oxford Real Farming Conference – Part Two
The Oxford Real Farming Conference (ORFC) 2018 was held in Oxford Town Hall on January 4th and 5th and brought together farmers, growers, conservationists and more (basically anyone interested in sustainability and organic food developments) under one massively ornate roof. Continue reading Oxford Real Farming Conference – Part One
As I have mentioned previously I recently embarked on a two week trip to Canada where I explored the gorgeous areas of Vancouver, Whistler and Banff National Park. We made sure to visit quite a few gardens while in Vancouver and Bloedel Conservatory was a real highlight. Continue reading Experiencing exotics under the Bloedel dome
Patience has definitely been required as I have been growing hops from seed to use in brewing my own beer. Continue reading Growing hops for home brewing
I spent time in Vancouver visiting most of the city’s famous gardens, but also found myself blown away by the quality of horticulture on show in its public open spaces. Continue reading Inspiring public parks to see in Vancouver
New research that shows one in three people under the age of 20 in the UK never do any gardening proves horticulture still needs to be pushed to the younger generations. Continue reading Can we inspire a new generation of gardeners?