lunar planting

Lunar Planting, Friend or Foe?

In principle, lunar planting sounds like a great idea. Planting by the phases of the moon, such a planting process is theoretically sound too, with movements in the water table affecting root growth. Working with the moon’s monthly cycle, particular days are better than other’s for sowing, planting and harvesting. In periods when the moon draws the water table to the surface, gardeners are urged to plant, when the soil… Continue reading

An Inauspicious Node

The 20th April, 2010, is a no planting, no tending, out of the garden day. The lunar bible says so, and beware any gardener who set foot into their leafy oasis. I kid, well, not entirely for, as set out in Nick Kollerstrom’s Gardening and Planting by the Moon 2010: Higher Yields in Vegetables and Flowers which Mary kindly bought me, today is that of an inauspicious node spelling unimaginable… Continue reading

Lunar Potato Planting

Spring is here, officially, and though Britain’s winter has been harsh, the snowy blankets have ensured one thing….a vibrancy of colour as the sun warms and life explodes from millions of waiting blooms. Crocus, Daffodils, Snowdrops, are all flowering together. Late Hellebore’s are adding pastels to the mix and silently stirring Forsythia and Wisteria ensure that a spectacular is on the way. And whilst being the first day of Spring,… Continue reading


I'm Geoff, and I'm a plant hoarder.

Like magpies collect bright shiny things, I can't resist plants. An exquisite flower, soft ferny foliage or a beautiful majestic tree - I love them all!

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