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 – Pond clearing the easy way
Clearing this pond of several years of over growth wasn't an easy task, but the end result was well worthwhile.
Ken’s Weekly Tips – Keeping Thyme looking at its best
Thyme is a wonderful herb, and to keep it growing at it's best it needs attention and feeding just like any other plant in the garden.
Gardening With Ken – Why not visit the Dry Garden at RHS Hyde Hall, Essex?
The Dry Garden at Hyde Hall in Essex has some beautiful planting options suitable for any garden. The best bit? Many need little if any watering!
It’s cold. It’s wet. It must be December.
December seems an unlikely month for doing jobs in the garden, but a few hours spent on a drier day will give you a head start for next year.
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.
It’s October, and it’s time to get in the garden and start on those Autumn jobs
The weather may have started to cool, but there's still time to add colour to your garden and get some winter vegetables and salad started.