Getting to grips with pruning

The first of two articles explaining the nuts and bolts of pruning. Why are plants so like teenagers? Thinking about the hows and the whys. Read more

The root of the matter

The soil comprises the niche of the roots, as does the compost for houseplants. How can we keep it healthy? Why do soils vary so much? Read more

Indoor Gardening

Things to consider about the timing of seed sowing Read more

Hardwood cuttings

Propagating plants is great fun, and hardwood cuttings are easy to do, pretty reliable, and give you plants for free. Read more

Wildlife and Hygiene in the garden

The desire to have a wildlife friendly garden and to keep it neat can feel like a conflict. Suggestions for balancing priorities. Read more

Maintaining a healthy soil by using compost

Organic matter is often mentioned, but how do we get it? It really does improve and maintain our soils Read more

Seedy Matters

Can you sow your seeds from last year? Factors that can help you decide. Read more

Rotation in the veg garden

Why rotate your veg? It's all part of keeping the garden healthy... Read more

Harvest roundup 2020

Every year some veggies do very well and others dont, and it changes from year to year. Thoughts about why. Read more

Becoming a garden detective

How I use some of the dark winter hours to sharpen my detecting skills Read more

What do you think?

For those who received a growing pack through the Keep Growing Aberdeen Seedling Sharing Project, please let us know your experience by filling out this short questionnaire. Read more

The joy of Chilli plants!

Some plant sharing fun, and tips on how to grow your own chillies. Read more