What’s in a cornicle? A survival kit for aphids – here’s why. Continue reading
Gardening is good for the brain, and microbes in the soil could be the reason why. Continue reading
Monty Don has been displaced by snooker on TV – and he’s not happy. The Gardeners’ World presenter has attacked the BBC for ditching his gardening show for what he calls ‘cheap’ coverage of snooker. Continue reading
What’s the biggest garden show in the world – Chelsea? Nope. The most visited – Floriade? Nein. Perhaps the most unusual – Chateau Chaumont? Possibly, but I think ‘non’. If you haven’t heard of the Jinzhou Landscape Art Exposition then maybe you will not be one of its 10 million visitors this year. Continue reading
Did you know that lotus can regulate its own temperature, just like a warm-blooded animal? Continue reading
2013 – another Irish potato famine? Cold, wet weather has seen the few harvested potatoes soar to £440/tonne. Limavady farmer James Wray says ”There just isn’t any potatoes left in the country”.
Are the claims true that new EU laws will make trading in seeds by amateur gardeners illegal? Continue reading