Monday, 27 August 2007


Harvest your blackcurrants and then cut the stems that have fruited back down to ground level.

Take cuttings from bay trees, using the soft new growth and leave to root on a sunny windowsill.

Feed clumps of autumn flowering bulbs with a balanced fertilizer such as growmore or compost from your bin.

Sow winter flowering bedding, such as pansies and ornamental cabbage and kale. We grew the kale and cabbage last year and they were very attractive in the winter months. The leaves grow brighter (purples, reds and creams) as the weather gets colder. I was told that top class restaurants use a leaf as a bed for a starter such as a prawn cocktail and that they are edible. Mind you we didn’t try them ourselves!


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