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Quince

      Quinces are ornamental, medium-sized, flowering trees with pretty blossom and good autumn colour, but they are mainly grown for their fruit. These cannot be eaten raw but make excellent jelly or preserve. Quinces are often confused with the shrub Chaenomeles (Japanese quince), the fruit of...
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Zantedeschia

Zantedeschia fall into two main types: hardier outdoor forms, often called arum lilies, with striking white flowers; and the more tender forms, typically with white-spotted leaves and pretty flowers in yellow, orange, pink or dark purple. These are often called calla lilies. Quick facts Common name Calla or...
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Mushroom compost

Mushroom compost can often be bought cheaply in bulk for use as a soil conditioner or mulch. It is usually available as ‘spent’ mushroom compost, referring to the fact it is the compost left over from mushroom farming Quick facts Mushroom compost is a useful soil conditioner and...
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Indoor Gardening

When the winter blahs set in and your dreaming of fresh greens from your summer garden, consider growing indoors. Not only do plants cleanse your household air (read about Greens That Clean) and improve the aesthetics of any indoor space, they can provide your family with a wealth of...
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8 Must-Have Gardening Tools

Gardening is one of the healthiest outdoor activities you can do this spring and summer. It offers plenty of fresh air, sunshine (hello, vitamin D!), and moderate exercise—and, best of all, you end up with a tableful of fresh vegetables and herbs.But you’ll need the right tools to...
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