Gardening With Ken is my blog where you will find gardening hints, tips and advice, as well as design ideas.
I've been gardening for over 50 years and have won awards for my work.
Is the quince like an apple or more like a pear? I was lucky enough to find out from quince expert Andrey Ivanov at Wilkin & Sons, Tiptree.
New turf can't survive in hot weather UNLESS it's watered enough. Take a look at the sorry state of this newly laid lawn.
Some people don't believe that Apricots can grow in English weather, well this video will prove just how wrong they are. Enjoy!
The weather has been perfect for mushrooms and toadstools - with the soil being warm and damp. So how do you get rid of them from your lawn?
Don't be afraid of cutting hedges back. And with the weather we've been having, they'll soon grow back with even greater vigour.
July is when you get to enjoy all the effort you've put in to creating in your garden so far this year, but there're still jobs that need doing.
The veg plot is doing well, but we not totally pest free. Something has got to the peas and the slugs are proving to be fond of the beans.
I love roses, but it's important to keep them healthy by dead heading, and tackling pests and disease as soon as it occurs.
All gardens need pollinators such as bees and insects, and you'll find many are attracted to lavender. Find a suitable spot, and get some planted.
Remember to train new Apricot growth because it's from here that buds will form next year which will turn into fruit for your table.
What a beautiful plant the Mahonia Charity is with it's distinctive leaves and seed pods but this one is long overdue a prune.