I have seen some adverts for battery-powered ultrasonic devices which supposedly deter cats - and most importantly for me, foxes. Has anyone got any first-hand experience with these things? Do they…Continue
I'm interested to hear whether anyone sowed Broad Beans last Autumn, and if so how they have performed. The Winter seems to have been so cold and so prolonged that I wouldn't be surprised to hear…Continue
I have planted a small apple tree - a Bramley - looks as if it is in its second, possibly third year. It has a very long (approx 4ft) leader. Should I prune this back hard or leave it? I have seen…Continue
I live in Fleet, Hampshire, with my wife Jane. I am a long-time (25 years) gardening enthusiast, with a particular love of growing edible stuff -- veg, fruit, herbs.
I have two adult daughters, both of whom have inherited some of my love of gardening -- though they both have other interests too. The older one has children of her own now, and is doing everything she can to ensure that her little ones (Lara & Holly) understand from the earliest age where food comes from and how we grow it.
I am also a keen amateur cook, and I just love cooking stuff I have grown in my own garden!