Grow Your Own – Onions

Onions are a kitchen staple and are both undemanding and easy to grow. You can grow onions from seed or by planting sets (immature small onion bulbs) for convenience most choose to plant onion sets. There is a huge variety to choose from, yellow onions are most widely used and we recommend ‘Sturron’ for its high yield, strong flavour and tends to store well. Red Onions tend to be sweeter and are good for salads, we recommend ‘Hyred’ or ‘Red Baron’.

Shrub Roses

Roses

Roses are a classic and beautiful addition to any garden. They are the most widely bought flowering shrub, but with over 30,000 varieties of roses the choice can be bewildering. Let’s take a brief look at the main rose types to help you decide which rose is right for your garden.