Shit creates emotional reactions from most people. Shit stinks, it’s socially unacceptable and it never is a good addition to any..
Turn on, tune in, drop out … well, turn on, tune in, reign over the land and draw huge sums of money from the civil list to pay for..
It’s that time of year, the time when the hustlers and con-men and general rip-off merchants suddenly pop up with a hundred and one..
If there’s one nice thing you can say about Alan Titchmarsh, it’s … well … okay, I’ve got nothing. Alan came..
As autumn fades to winter, most gardeners do little more than light the fire, pour out a beer, and settle down with the seed catalogues...
What does Halloween mean to you? For many it’s a bloody waste of a good pumpkin, for others it’s a time of occult darkness...
Throughout the history of mankind, one behavioral trait seems to constantly resurface. Where does this urge of humanity to take over the..
Some people garden for love, some people garden for money, some people garden because they’ve bought into that whole hippy-dippy..
Laughter and death; death and laughter. They go together like bacon and eggs, salt and pepper, cheese and pickles, Pepsi and Shirley! So,..
Many of us don’t like Banks, and for good reason. They’re generally money-grabbing bastards with no concerns for their..
What’s in a name? Is it more important to understand what something is, rather than what it’s called? Sometimes, it’s..
There’s been something of a rumpus in gardening circles after the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew announced its Intoxication Season,..
Research claims that there’s a link between prostate health and eating vegetables and fruits. Super foods are often claimed to have..
Some people will sell their souls to Satan for power, for riches, for love, for lust or for power. Others will sell their soul to the Dark..
It must be said that when it comes to any bias against women, there are certain tasks that are often referred to in a stereotypical way...
Nowadays you can’t flick a bit of manure off the end of your spade without hitting another celebrity gardener. They’re..
The EU are an ever-present thorn in the side of many, and no they’ve turned their attention to gardeners with ride-on lawnmowers,..
We’ve all met them; those thrifty gardeners that like nothing better than to rub our faces in how they’ve managed to make..
There are some people who love to moan, they also live to be a royal pain in the arse. Even when stuff is free, they can’t just shut..
There are many things that blight our fun as gardeners, but none are as great as slugs and snails. Of course, if you’re going to go..
There are some basic lessons in life that people should have learned by the time they reach their teenage years. Sadly, many don’t,..
There are many reasons to attend hospital. One of the more embarrassing reasons is probably to have a retained rectal foreign body removed...
Alongside gardening (and brewing), I like nothing more than knocking up a bit of charcuterie or chucking a chunk of pig into the smoker...
It is often said that the youth of today aren’t interested in gardening, because they spend all their time playing games on the..
Every high has a low, and as summer arrives many gardeners – the more extreme of us – will be hitting a low. The high of Spring..
Here’s the killer question: are gardeners born with an ability to charm plants our of the dirt, or do they learn that ability from..
You might think that gardening is just a case of sticking a few seeds in the ground, watering, weeding, preventing pests eating the..
Does the thought of gardening in space thrill you? Would you like to be a space gardener? Because of the duration of the journey, any..
There are some who think that the Chelsea Flower Show is the pinnacle of the horticultural year. Really, they do. There are others who..
Gardening might not be the biggest laugh agoing, but it is fun. Given that, the question has to be why so many people involved in the world..
The recent International Permaculture Day on 4 May might have passed you by, and in truth if it did, you didn’t miss much. The theme..
Evolution has brought us so far, from the days when we were mere bacteria swimming in the ocean, to today, when we’re mere human..
There’s one person who seems hell-bent on speaking up for all of the gardening community, no matter whether we want him to or not...
Now, many of you will be aware that the internet delivers great big heaps of pornography to the young, the impressionable and the..
When many people consider gardening, they are happy to put in the time to save some money. However, that seriously undervalues time, which..
For some reason, the gardening world doesn’t embrace the concept of terroir as firmly as those in the wine world do; we could well be..
Have you ever struggled to grow herbs? If your answer is yes, there’s a reason for that, and I’ll bet a bucket of pork chops..
There are two ways to grow vegetables. You can either put in the hard shrift and germinate some seeds, or you can just pop down the garden..
Next time you find yourself in a garden centre, take a few minutes off from the task of buying whatever you went in there for, and peruse..
Every year, the RHS climb down from their high horses and put together a top 10 listing of the pests of the year, based upon calls to the..
Dark nights in the backstreets of Hamburg, there’s something dark and disturbing hiding behind those well worn doors. A red glow..
For many who get an allotment, the very first thing they reach for is a rotovator. The rotovator promises to be faithful and true, to..
All of us have a history about how we came to gardening. Mine is probably a little more abstract than most. It involves forced labour,..
Botanical gardens. They’re great. One of the best is Kew Gardens in London, and it even has it’s own police force: the..
In the world of life and stuff, there are many things that get people excited like sex and money and cake and beer. In the world of..
Some men think it is funny to drop their guts, and then trick their loved ones into taking a lungful. Whether in the bedroom, the car or..
To some people, being organic is more important that growing anything. Indeed, often poncing about and preaching to the masses about how..
Feel like Frankenstein? No? You don’t? Well, that can soon be cured! Nothing gives itself over to a bit of cross-pollination like the..
Every year, every Christmas, there’s something of a trial separation between gardeners and those who sell horticultural supplies to..
For many, gardening is a serious business and, all too often, you’ll come across so-called expert gardeners who’ll look down..
Some gardeners are born idiots, some achieve idiocy and some have idiocy thrust upon them! There are many paths you can follow on your..