Fruit & Veg

World’s Best Selling Book on Fruit Just Got Fruitier!

The New Fruit Expert introduces more than 70 new varieties. To celebrate its 25th anniversary, Britain’s most popular advice book on growing fruit has been completely updated to include more than 70 new varieties of tree and soft fruits. Dr D G Hessayon’s The Fruit Expert has sold more than 750,000 copies in the UK and overseas since it was first published in 1990.  With clear instructions, numerous diagrams and photographs throughout, it has outsold all competitors since publication.  The […]

Grow Your Own Vegetables

Growing your own vegetables, salads and herbs can be extremely satisfying. Not only do they taste much better than shop bought vegetables they are also cheaper and tend to provide us with more vitamins, minerals and nutrients. It is also so much more convenient to pop out to your garden than to trek down to the shops for a couple of fresh tomatoes and a lettuce.

Time to Force your Rhubarb 1

Rhubarb is a vegetable (not fruit) loved by many and extremely easy to grow as long as you give it the room. Rhubarb can be grown from seed sown in April but it is much better to plant “crowns” to ensure a good strong plant and fruitful crop. You can expect to get 5 to 10 years from your plant so they are very good value. The only drawback is that you will not be able to pull your crop […]