Tomatoes There really is nothing like the taste of home-grown tomatoes. Part of the reason for this is that, unlike other fruits, say apples or bananas, they stop producing the volatile flavour-giving molecules once they have been chilled. The reddening and softening process continues but the flavour does not develop...Read more
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After the snow, gardens are looking a bit battered. Mothers’ Day is a good opportunity to brighten things up a bit. We have loads of colour, primroses and cyclamen at pocket money prices. There are still trays of polyanthus in bloom and the trays of primroses are beginning to flower....Read more
Hellebores are looking wonderful now. Do not neglect H.foetidus – stinking Hellebore. The leaves only smell if crushed and the sprays of lime green flowers contrast nicely with the finely cut bottle green leaves. Flowering starts in December and continues until March so this can be used to give some...Read more
At long last, we are getting a few bright days interspersed with the gloom and it seems possible to venture out into the garden again. It is a good time to plant deciduous trees and shrubs. Nowadays, with containerised stock, you can plant any time of year but spring is...Read more
Please refer to the previous post for information about the soft fruit varieties offered here at Downside Nurseries. Here’s the list of our newly arrived soft fruit as at 18 January 2018; for the list with helpful comments please refer to the plants page on our website in the next few...Read more
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