Here’s a couple of links to some light entertainment to take you into the weekend. According to the Chris Beardshaw you need to : blast your plants with Black Sabbath for bigger blooms.
Apparently Cliff Richard’s music has the opposite effect.
If you’re feeling creative over the weekend why not try this smart idea from our friends over at apartment therapy :
Making a planting calendar.
We’d love to see some photo’s on our facebook wall if you get around to this.
In my Garden Notes column for Country Living I have a link to my blog and also recommend other blogs to the readers – as we do here with our Blogroll. Some come through personal contact, but I like to search far and wide putting phrases like ‘20 Best Garden Blogs’ into Google. I’ve come to realise that many of the listed blogs were brief shooting stars that have left their trail across the blogosphere but will not return, so we are doing a bit of an edit on our blogroll and blogs that have not been active for a year will be disappearing.
As I browsed Poyntzfield Herbs website I read that due to their retirement in a few years time, the owners of are looking for a young couple to take on the herb nursery, initially as apprentices. The applicants will need to be experienced and qualified in most aspects of herbs and organic/biodynamic horticulture and nursery management. They should also be familiar with the climatic challenges of the north of Scotland. So if you are young, energetic, suitably hardy and with the relevant experience, there’s a walled garden on the Black Isle that may like to hear from you.
If you enjoy reading my blog and would like to learn more about the organic techniques that underly everything I do in my garden, you can sign up for my course at My Garden School, the online horticulture school. The course takes place over 4 weeks (but you can set your own pace) and I will mark your assignments, comment and answer your questions – it’s the next best thing to having me visit your garden.
Quiet Mark is the brainchild of the Noise Abatement Society and has been set up with the intention of encouraging manufacturers to make their machines as quiet as possible – a too-often neglected aspect of design. Machines that bear the Quiet Mark are all significantly quieter than the competition. They are running a competition throughout the 2012 to win approved products – at present the majority are indoor products but a range of approved garden products is available and is sure to grow.