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How to Save Your Potatoes After Frost

Seed potatoes effected by frost

Your potatoes are chitting in the shed and there is a hard frost, what do you do? How to tell if your potatoes have been ‘frosted’? Can you use seed potatoes effected by frost?  A cold frost in late Winter/early Spring can catch any gardener out. Around this time potatoes …

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Dealing with Snow in the Garden

Garden covered in snow

It looks beautiful from inside a warm house but snow can bring its own problems for the gardener. A few flakes of snow on the greenhouse roof is nothing to worry about but if it freezes and more snow falls and more, the overall weight can become a problem and …

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How to deal with a heatwave

They may be quite rare in recent years but when the UK is hit by a heatwave, it comes in force. Here are just a few tips on how to deal with plants in hot weather. Here are just 4 effective ways of dealing with a heatwave. SHADING In the …

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Benefits of a Hard Frost

For the gardener it’s heartbreaking to open the curtains in the morning to find the garden covered in frost. As the winter sunshine hangs low in the sky, frost can linger in the garden or on the allotment for the majority of the day. However disheartening, there are benefits for a prolonged …

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