Andrey Ivanov is demonstrating once again what a great job he and his team are doing growing fruit at the famous Wilkin & Sons in Tiptree, Essex and this time, it’s the greengage.
An under-ripe greengage has the same tartness as rhubarb or gooseberry, but find one that is perfectly ripe, and you’ll be rewarded with a sweet and succulent flavour.
Ken’s Weekly Tips – Dealing with ‘Fairy Rings’
Fairy rings are circular formations made up of mushrooms and are natural occurrences. Some are tiny while others can reach 600m in diameter.
Ken’s Weekly Tips – 29th June
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.
Ken’s Weekly Tips – Pennisetum – The plant that will tolerate a lot!
Pennisetum forms a compact low mound, and it produces lasting brush-like flowers in late summer, and it works brilliantly in these beds.
Ken’s Weekly Tips – Dealing with fungus on sleepers
When fungus grows on a sleeper, it's just doing what it's meant to do - breaking down dead organic matter and returning it to the soil.
Ken’s Weekly Tips – Don’t believe the Contractor when they say it’ll grow back!
There's nothing like a lush, green lawn to raise the spirits. Sadly, parts of this newly turfed lawn are neither lush nor green.
Ken’s Weekly Tips – 13th June
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.