Gardeners World – A Gentle Gardening Life in Gascony

Gardeners World – Gascony France Gascony in the late Autumn is a wonderful place for a gardener. With a fragrant ancient rose in my front basket, I rode a vintage bicycle through the rolling countryside, passing through tiny villages, long since settled deep into the countryside, as much a part of the land as the crops and the great flocks of birds … Continue reading

Gardeners World – A Leaf from the Gardeners in Catalan

Gardeners World – Catalonia Spain Taking a solitary stroll around the Catalonian hilltop village, Castelló d’Empúries, I spy the thriving allotments of the locals. I have devoured the excellent local cuisine, and am eager take a closer look at the fresh produce and a gardener’s life in Northern Spain. There is a sleepy ancient town in Spain, where quaint allotments nestle … Continue reading

Gardeners World – A Patch in the Garden of Ghana

Gardeners World – Ghana “Come to my garden!” my companion was insistent. We were squatting in the dust together outside her makeshift bedroom, eating fatty cow’s hoof, tomato broth and pounded plantain and cassava from the same bowl with our right hands. I was curious. As the weeks had passed by I had received many pressing invitations from the villagers … Continue reading

The Chinese Garden

Gardeners World – China History of the Chinese Garden Chinese Gardens were built for royalty and the higher ‘scholar’ classes of China to escape from daily life and contemplate nature as well as providing a spiritual shelter. The gardens were man-made and often featured ponds, pavilions and rockeries. They were designed to show the best parts of nature in an artistic … Continue reading

Silica Gel Packets in the Garden

Here is a great Gardening Tip You must have seen them, those little packets around about the same size as a tea bag and you find them in all kinds of products. They are there because Silica Gel is a desiccant. It’s sole purpose in the product you buy is to adsorb and hold onto any humidity that may exist within the product or packaging. … Continue reading