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!
An Update From the Veg Plot
The slugs and caterpillars continue to thrive after what has been a very wet Summer, leaving my red cabbage feature looking very sorry for itself.
It’s July and time to enjoy the fruits of your labour
July is when you get to enjoy all the effort you've put in to creating in your garden so far this year, but there're still jobs that need doing.
Gardening With Ken – Aeonium. A stunning plant that looks to be made of metal.
You'll find most Aeoniums as house plants but this specimen is planted in a regular garden amongst Sedum. It really does look stunning.
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.
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.
Gardening With Ken – It’s been a great year for the greengage
A perfectly ripe greengage is a joy to eat, and the team at Wilkin & Sons in Tiptree certainly know a thing or two about this fruit.