Composting by Andy Hamilton

October 28, 2009 Andy Hamilton 0

If you are going to grow organically then composting should be one of your number one priorities. Much of the compost that is bought from garden centres comes from non renewable peat bogs and, as […]

Rosemary rosmarinus officinalis – growing, medicinal, sowing, cuttings

May 3, 2009 Andy Hamilton 1

Rosemary is an aromatic herb from the libiatae (mint) family and is a gardeners friend as it is known to be a natural insect replant. If left unchecked it can grow to over 2m (6.6ft) tall, regular picking and pruning will keep your plant more manageable. It has needle like grey\green leaves and its flowers are small and pale blue/pink in colour. There are several decorative variegated types, but none are as hardy as the ordinary green rosemary […]

Courgettes, Marrows and Squash Cucurbita pepo by Dave Hamilton

July 6, 2008 Dave Hamilton 0

History The name ‘squash’ derives from the Massachusett Native American name ‘askutasquash’ meaning eaten raw. As any vegetable grower will tell you, there are a baffling number of different species of squash or ‘Cucurbita’ to […]

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