sara | March 14, 2011
It is always a joy to receive an email from my friend David in Cyprus as I am learning lots about the produce that grows in the foothils of the Troodos Mountains and Cypriot life.
Here is David’s letter:
Hi Sara and all at Farming Friends
Well it has been a long while and I hope that you [...]
sara | April 10, 2010
Today (Saturday) has been a gloriously sunny April day so I decided to get out in the veg garden. My veg garden has been abit of a disgrace so this year I am making a concerted effort to keep on top of the dreaded nettles!
A few weeks ago I planted broad beans, peas, runner beans [...]
sara | March 15, 2010
The TopVeg website always provide me with excellent seed sowing information.
Farming Friends & TopVeg have now collaborated to create a How To Grow Carrots growing card.
If you would like this document as a pdf, just contact farmingfriends and I will email you the document.
I intend to print off copies and then laminate the sheet so [...]
sara | October 6, 2009
A excellent gift for a garden and gardening lover is a gift membership for the Royal Horticultural Society. At a cost of just £49 the membership includes:
* Unlimited entry to RHS gardens.
* Free access to more than 140 RHS Recommended Gardens either throughout their opening season or at selected periods.
* Privileged entry and reduced rate [...]
sara | July 1, 2009
Yesterday I did a spot of gardening whilst we have this spell of glorious weather. I had sown lupin and courgette seeds ages ago and hadn’t potted them on so I finally go around to it.
I now have 8 courgette plants in pots and when they get a little more established I will put them [...]
sara | March 17, 2009
On Sunday I decided to sow some flower seeds.
I have sown the following flower seeds:
Alyssum – Carpet Snow – Hardy Annual.
Delphinium – Pacific Giants Mixed – Hardy Perennial.
Lobelia – Crystal Place – Half Hardy Annual.
Nasturtium – Tom Thumb Mixed – Hardy Annual.
Dahlia – Dwarf Double Mixed – Half Hardy Perennial.
Hollyhock – Double Mixed – Hardy [...]
sara | June 8, 2008
It was my dad’s birthday today (Sunday) and he was thrilled to receive his gardening gift. A few months ago, I decided that I would give my dad some vegetable plants that I had grown from seed myself. Although this gift doesn’t cost alot in terms of money, the time and effort spent preparing the [...]