Many of us use hardwood oak sleepers in the garden. Maybe it’s to edge a lawn, create a retaining wall, or maybe build a raised bed.
At some point, you’ll notice fungus appear on the wood surface and you might be wondering what’s happening.
It’s a natural process, and there’s very little you can do other than maybe enjoy the beauty of nature.
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 – 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 – 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 – 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.