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!
It’s January, so let’s get planning our garden for the new growing year
January is the time to begin planning a new growing year, and poring over a seed catalogue or two is the perfect way to while away an evening.
Ken’s Weekly Tips – 9th June
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.
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 – Don’t turf a new lawn in hot weather
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.
Looking to maintain a garden border, and keep your garden looking gorgeous?
It maybe Autumn, but the flowers in this border demonstrate that with careful planning and the right maintenance, gardens just keep giving.
Ken’s Weekly Tips – Molinia – A wonderful ornamental grass
I'm a fan of ornamental grass, and Molinium is my favourite. If you're thinking of adding Molinium to your garden, be careful with what you chose.