Every year, many of my readers have got in touch to ask me for my recommendations for a strong and effective, comfortable and lasting, spade or fork. I love to help out. I relish that wonderful feeling when I’ve tried and tested a product and have found the item to be incredibly useful and effective. Knowing that I can help other gardeners with my recommendations is a wonderful feeling.
Teaming with Microbes, the Organic Gardener’s Guide to the Soil Food Web
Authors: Jeff Lowenfels and Wayne Lewis
Publisher: Timber Press
In their book, Teaming with Microbes, authors, Jeff Lowenfels and Wayne Lewis, highlight the importance of a healthy soil food web, describing the benefits a fully operational and functioning soil food web has on plants. Healthy soil is teeming with life!
I love our planet, I love plants and nature. I want to protect our environment. I want to live more sustainably. Sustainability is not a new desire for me, it is something that I have always aspired to. Firstly though I must tell you that I am far from perfect, I make mistakes and I am always learning. I want to improve, I want to make changes to live more sustainably and to live ethically.
This is such an exciting time of year, with so many beautiful colours in the garden to enjoy and Harvest Festival to look forward to! There are lots of lovely ideas of things that you can do to make the most of your garden now, and to ensure that your garden will look better than ever, next year!
If your fences are looking rather tatty or wobbly, have you considered planting a hedge?
I love autumn, the colourful falling leaves, shiny berries, and burnished tones add to the romance and beauty of the garden. Make the most of the autumn planting opportunities available now, order seed catalogues and create a beautiful garden to enjoy all year round. There’s still lots to do in the garden, or at your allotment now!
Mycorrhizal fungi are beneficial fungi species that occur naturally in the soil.