Plastic Garden Pots Sizes: Does Size Really Matter?

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When it comes to plastic garden pots, does size really matter? That’s a question that many gardeners have. While there are benefits to both large and small pots, it really depends on the type of plant you’re growing. Gardeners often use plastic garden pots because they are relatively inexpensive and lightweight. However, there are some … Read more

Do Gardens Need Shade? 6 DIY Options For Overly Sunny Gardens

Do Gardens Need Shade

This year has seen one of the sunniest years on record. The UK has had a huge drought and hit 40C (104F) for the first time in living memory. While the idea of hanging out on a sunny beach sounds rather blissful on a drizzly day, it’s not been all sunshine and rose (sorry for … Read more

Blight: Can I Reuse Soil From Tomatoes With Blight?


Tomato blight is a fungal disease that can devastate a tomato crop. It is important to take measures to control the spread of the disease and to dispose of infected plants properly. Composting is a great way to dispose of infected plants and help control the spread of the disease. As a general rule, the … Read more

Overwinter Strawberries: Can You Grow Strawberries In A Cold Frame?


Here in the UK, we don’t have a lot of amazing sunshine, and when your favourite fruit in the world happens to be the Great British strawberry, that can be a big problem! I love strawberries, but I’ve never been particularly good at growing them. Last year I rescued a few sad-looking strawberry plants from … Read more

Is Rain Barrel Water Safe To Use On My Vegetable Garden?


Collecting rainwater in barrels or water butts is something that most gardeners do without thinking about it, but is this rainwater collected actually safe to use on your vegetable plot, and should you be giving any consideration to how you’re collecting water? I took a deep dive into this topic when it came up as … Read more