Trained Fruit: think design as well as taste…

Imagine wandering through your own orchard, enjoying spring blossom and the buzz of bees, the laughter of children playing amongst the trees, picking ripe fruit in the autumn.  Lovely as it sounds, most of us have much smaller gardens, but you can work them hard and...

Jobs to do in the Garden in September……

I love autumn – the “season of mist and mellow fruitfulness”, and the crisp cool mornings.  But summer is still having its final fling in Edinburgh. We are busy harvesting carrots, beetroot and salad crops, and our neighbours have a surfeit of runner...

Jobs to do in the Garden in January…

If you are thinking about growing plants from seed, check out the catalogues and order your seeds, so you have all you need ahead of sowing time. Continue to clear weeds and debris from plant borders and spread last years compost over plant borders to protect and feed...