Tag Archive: productive backyard

A Changing of the Seasons

There is a real autumn feel in the air at the moment and the colouring up of the Manchurian pear and Robinia, makes me realise that autumn is nearly here. The same is… Continue reading

Growing Spring Onions all year.

It can be a bit confusing when talking about spring onions (or are they shallots or are they scallions) as there are lots of small onions with lots of different names, but when… Continue reading

HOW TO GROW FINGER LIMES

Finger limes are often referred to as citrus caviar due to the delicate “crystals” of pulp contained within the fruit. They are a small leafed, spiny native citrus with insignificant flowers, that do… Continue reading

Preparing your Garden Beds for Spring and Summer Plants.

  Once I have chosen what I want to plant for my spring and summer crop, the next step is to think about what you are going to plant where. Most experts and… Continue reading

WHY YOU SHOULD GROW CITRUS IN POTS

Why grow citrus in pots Citrus are one of those plants that I think are a must in the garden. They have beautiful dark green foliage all year, sensuously perfumed flowers at various… Continue reading

Top 10 Recipes using Broccoli

Boil it, steam it, and stick it in a stew- no I am not talking about po –tay- toes like Sam from the Lord of the Rings- but the many uses for Broccoli.… Continue reading

How to make Beetroot Relish

  I like to grow beetroot all year round by planting around 20 seeds a month. Now this normally allows enough for everyday salads, roasting and juicing, but every so often I get… Continue reading

Growing organic strawberries

Growing organic strawberries Love strawberries but worried about eating them or giving them to your kids, after all the bad press about the amount of chemicals they can contain? Want a great way… Continue reading

The last of the summer vegetables

The last of the summer vegetables It is not too late to put in a final crop of summer vegetables. So take some time this week to look at what has grown well… Continue reading

Things you need for your Productive Balcony

Hello Balcony Gardeners! So great to see you have followed us this far – we are now getting to the part of this series where YOU need to do some things! Now is… Continue reading