One of the highlights of summer is homegrown watermelon Watermelons are easy to grow but require space; because each plant only produces two fruit, three or four plants are needed for a good supply. It’s not that watermelons are tardy producers, it’s just that each melon weighs 10-12 kg, so it takes a lot of […]
Step-Up Veggies Growing vertically is a great way to make the most of limited space. This handy DIY ladder allows for easy access to your veggies as they grow upwards What you will need 2 x 1900mm x 235mm x 40mm pine roofing timber 2 x 350mm x 110mm x 40mm pine roofing timber 4 […]
Potato Tower A simple way to grow potatoes in limited space. What you will need: 25mm x 25mm fencing wire cut to 990mm x 760mm in size Binding wire or 10 cable ties Straw/hay Potting soil 3 seed potatoes Tools: Side cutters, fence-stapling pliers (such as Rapid FP 222) are handy but not essential 1. […]
Rough Lemon is one of the hardiest types. It can grow into quite a large tree. The lemons, which ripen in June, are medium-sized, with a thick rough peel.
One of the joys of growing tomatoes in pots is that they do so well, and if the pots can be moved as the sun moves then one can pick tomatoes well into winter, which is a real bonus. Growing tomatoes in containers is a viable option for gardeners who have limited space, plus it […]
As the size of modern gardens continues to diminish, the space available for traditional herb and vegetable patches decreases. Pots and containers, window boxes and hanging baskets provide simple alternatives in these restricted areas. Furthermore, hanging baskets add an extra dimension to the garden, utilising the vertical space that would otherwise remain empty. Remember, though, […]
Wild olive, brown olive, Indian olive, Olienhout and iron tree. The olive tree has the promise of a good harvest although it’s the elegant, pale green on top with silver underneath evergreen foliage with a height of about 7–9 m, with the ability to survive exceptionally unfavourable, semi-arid conditions and to grow very, very old […]