I’ve been asked countless times, ‘do fairy rings really exist?’ and my answer is always the same. Yes!
Fairy rings are naturally occurring rings, or arcs, of mushrooms. They are found mainly in forested areas but can appear in the middle of a lawn – as in this video.
Getting rid of fairy rings is no magic, but it takes a lot of work. My advice is to learn to live with them – you never know, one day you might stumble across a fairy!
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 – 20th June
I love roses, but it's important to keep them healthy by dead heading, and tackling pests and disease as soon as it occurs.
Ken’s Weekly Tips – 2nd June
Bedding plants really do set off a garden, and one of my favourites are lupine (Lupinus spp.) which really can make your borders 'pop'.
Ken’s Weekly Tip – Pruning a Hornbeam hedge
With mid-green foliage with deep veins and serrated edged leaves that turning coppery-brown in autumn, you must keep on top of pruning a Hornbeam.
The quince is an unusual fruit. Is it like an apple or more like a pear?
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.
Ken’s Weekly Tips – How to remove Toadstools from the lawn
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?