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The Power of Pee (or Urine!)

Natural Fertilizers

In most western cultures when you mention using human urine as a natural fertiliser the most common reaction is shock. This is a shame, as we can make great use of the power of Pee.

We can learn a lot about just how effective urine can be for gardens from growing and gardening practices in under developed countries where the gardeners know how to get the most from this precious resource.

Even NASA Use This Method

N.A.S.A have used urine as an effective fertiliser and have carried out extensive Continue reading The Power of Pee (or Urine!)



This is the first in a a series of films on how to grow superb annual flowers and I am absolutely delighted to welcome Benjamin Ranyard of Higgledy Ben is an expert in hardy and half hardy annuals and its the fastest way to had colour and height to your garden.  In fact one of Ben’s collections which costs less than £20 would give you more than enough flowers for the average sized garden.  I hope you enjoy this film keep watching as we will be doing updates and you can grow along with us.


How to choose the right Propagator

I think we have all wasted more money on propagators that didnt quite give us the results we wanted than any other piece of gardening equipment.Here i try and debunk a few myths and help you choose the one that will do the job you want it to


Growing Oca great South American Tuber

Oca is as easy to grow as Potatoes but doesn’t suffer from Blight,it has its little quirks but i have found it worthwhile and a great culinary addition in the kitchen


How to Grow Seakale

Nearly impossible to buy fresh  but as easy to grow as Rhubard,Seakale is a vegetable that deserves it place in our Perennial garden as it brings a great delicious taste at the end of winter and once planted will crop for years.