This week’s gardening news…


Snowdrop display I've been peering very closely at my snowdrops this week. I'm hoping to find one that is slightly different. If so, it could be worth a mint!

Snowdrop mania

According to The Garden, the magazine of the Royal Horticultural Society, snowdrop mania is gripping the gardening world with prices for the rarest varieties reaching over £100 each on eBay.

Apparently, there's also an annual Galanthus Gala where connoisseurs exchange bulbs and auction their top varieties. Prices have been steadily rising over the past few years and one variety this year sold for £150 for a single bulb!

Bumper fruit crops…
Other news this week, Amateur Gardening reports that the bitterly cold winter could be a bonus for gardeners with fruit trees expected to yield a bumper crop this autumn.

Growing fruit and veg in skips

The magazine also reports that the Government is suggesting that gardeners desperate for an allotment but unable to get one (due to long waiting lists) could grow their fruit and veg in builders skips.

It made me think. My battered old car is so full of pockets of spilt compost that perhaps I should grow my own crops directly in that. I could be inventing a new form of meals on wheels!
Happy gardening,



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