A live, potted, Norway Spruce Christmas tree from Wheeler Street Nurseries in Witley. This is one of the smaller trees that Wheeler Street Nurseries have available - this size tree is priced at £15 - £17 - with a £5 Wheeler Street Voucher presented if you return the tree, in good condition, before the end of January.
Live, Growing, Potted Christmas Trees From Wheeler Street Nurseries in Witley
I used Dalefoot Composts' peat free compost when I potted up this Sarcococca confusa, a highly-scented, winter flowering evergreen shrub. This shrub will be planted out in the spring, as soon as a space becomes available. The pot in this photograph is narrower at its opening than in the middle, with pots such as these, care is required to pot on your plant before it needs repotting so as to avoid damaging the plant's roots as you remove it from the pot.
The Weed Slice from Burgon & Ball is a new, lightweight, easy to use garden tool that makes weeding, whether in borders or gravel, easier and quicker. Burgon & Ball also have a Short Handled Weed Slice, which is perfect for weeding raised beds, large containers or closely planted areas.
The accompanying artwork featured in 'The Cabaret of Plants Botany and The Imagination' beautifully illustrates the text. Here an image of a seventeenth century illustration of the 'Vegetable Lamb' by Matthäu's Merian the Younger depicts a mythical plant of the era.
Book Review – The Cabaret of Plants by Richard Mabey
Here's my Earthbox as pictured on the 21st February 2016. As you can see the vegetables have been growing well. I haven't had to water this container since I set it up, I haven't carried out any maintenance of any kind, I just left the vegetables to grow. I have harvested some of the stems and leaves from the chard, but other than that, the vegetables have been left to grow.
A close up of the blade of the Burgon & Ball Weed Slice. This lightweight tool has an arrow shaped blade, that cuts both when you push the Weed Slice into the soil or gravel, it also cuts on your return stroke, as you pull the Weed Slice backwards.
Here you can see the Burgon & Ball Short Handled Weed Slice in action! This shortened version of the full size Weed Slice is very useful for weeding containers, raised beds or closely planted areas of garden.