Make a bean pole arch way.

There’s nothing I like better than a freshly picked French or runner bean, picked small before the stringiness develops, and the idea of them dripping from an archway has proved too good to resist. Never mind your standard bean pole row or conical frame, nor your traditional rose archway. How about a bean archway? Well…

New operator found for Yalding Organic Gardens

The Congelow Trust have confirmed that a new operator for the Yalding site has now been appointed; though they are not yet able to say who. They expect to be able to issue a press release shortly. I will pass on any news I get. Thanks to the Save Yalding Organic Garden campaign for keeping…

The Organic Garden – first edition nearly sold out

Copies of The Organic Garden are now out of stock at the Collins warehouse and there might not be a reprint until April 2009 so if you’re thinking of getting a copy don’t leave it too long, especially if you want a hardback. Once its gone from the shops its gone for good. The next…

Coppice Products Course at the Centre for Alternative Technology

Last week I spend an incredible four days at the Centre for Alternative Technology learning how to split and turn wood using hand tools. OK its unashamedly rustic but its so exhilarating taking a log and within a few hours turning it into a thing, a useful thing. I’m going to put some pictures up…

Compost Lover on BBC Gardeners World

Compost Lover will be making a rare appearance on TV this friday. He pops up loving compost as part of the BBC Gardeners World Green Gardening special at the Centre for Alternative Technology. The programme, which was originally scheduled for next friday will now be aired at 8pm on BBC2 this friday the 11th April….

News from Congelow Trust re. Yalding

More encouraging news from the Save Yalding Organic Gardens campaign this morning! They have released the following statement from the Congelow Trust. “…Over the past month, the Congelow Trust has been working hard; to find a new operator for the site of Yalding Organic Gardens. The intention has been to secure a future for the…