Harry visits Marlfield House

We had a nice meal in The Duck Terrace Restaurant at Marlfield House the other day on our way down to Rosslare and afterwards spent some time walking around their beautiful gardens. We moved past the colorful flower areas and headed towards the vegetable beds....

Harry’s thoughts on harvesting

Thinning out of your seedlings is something that’s greatly underestimated by many gardeners. It makes an enormous difference to the health and ongoing growth of the vegetable. The timing for the thinning is very important – not too early to overly disturb the seedlings and...

On composting

Around this time of year, the compost heap gets a lot of our attention. We are cutting the grass a lot and there’s so much growth in the borders that inevitably we end up piling what seems like tonnes of shrubbery that we cut back...