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 – 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.
The flowers have gone, but what’s left behind looks great
The flowers may have gone but the seeds on these plants are so attractive it would be a shame to cut them.
Ken’s Weekly Tips – The Right Way To Deadhead A Geranium
There's a technique to deadheading Geraniums. Get it wrong and you invite disease into the plant. Here, I'm showing you the right way to do it.
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.
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.
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!