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Planting that’s topically tropical

July 06, 2007 By: Momoy Category: Garden

With an unusually dry spring followed by monsoons across Yorkshire and Lincolnshire in June, global warming is changing the way our gardens grow. Many plants in Britain are tolerant of widely fluctuating temperatures, strong winds and heavy rainfall, but inevitably some species will begin to suffer while others thrive. One style of gardening which is [...]

Growing goodness

June 02, 2007 By: Momoy Category: Garden

Whether it’s a bite of melon or a hot, juicy pepper you’re after – or maybe a tomato plant or two – the thought of growing your own food needn’t be unappetizing. Fresh vegetables from the garden can provide a fun family activity, incorporate healthy foods into the diet and serve as an introduction to [...]

How the gardens grow at Ingliston

May 27, 2007 By: Momoy Category: Garden

IT promises to be one of the most spectacular displays in this year’s Gardening Scotland extravaganza. Edinburgh’s Royal Botanic Garden’s 16m by 17m exhibit, to be unveiled at the show which opens on June 1, will include 25-foot trees, two ponds and a summer house, as well as hundreds of plants from across the world. [...]

Theres more to landscaping than just flowers

May 20, 2007 By: Momoy Category: Flowers, Landscaping

We all love flowers in the landscape. Every spring we look forward to the spectacular blooms of ornamental flowering crabs, rhododendrons, lilacs and azaleas. Our gardens bless us with an array of blooms following a seasonal succession we come to know and love — spring bulbs, carpets of creeping phlox, iris, lilies, daylilies, etc. They’re [...]

From the kitchen: More on herbs and spices

May 17, 2007 By: Momoy Category: Herb Receipes, Herbs

This week, we continue with the use of fresh herbs as well as that of preserved herbs and spices. Another visit with Dotti Hydue of Morriston has provided me with additional information on the herbs growing in her garden. She carefully sought out just the right sprigs of several of the growing herbs and snipped [...]

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