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So far David Wilson has created 9 blog entries.
27 09, 2016

Growing The Wolf Peach

September 27th, 2016|David's Gardening Tips|

Hi, David Wilson here, joint owner of Hetland Garden Centre. Knowledge is knowing that the tomato is a fruit, wisdom is knowing not to put it in a fruit salad and for those of you who do not know much about growing tomatoes there is always time to ‘ketchup’ …. Yes, you’ve guessed it; this blog posting is about growing tomatoes. In many areas of Britain – and this includes Scotland - the tomato [...]

29 07, 2016

How to Enrich Your Garden with Companion Planting

July 29th, 2016|David's Gardening Tips|

Hi, David Wilson here, joint owner of Hetland Garden Centre. It’s not just us humans that like to have a companion – plants too like to have company in the garden! Just as we benefit from gardening with a companion so to do the plants. Why you may need to get some companions for your plants Many of us are not solitary gardeners; instead, we choose to enjoy our ‘outside’ space with a [...]

29 07, 2016

Why do so many of us love our gardening?

July 29th, 2016|David's Gardening Tips|

Hi, David Wilson here, joint owner of Hetland Garden Centre. In all weathers we potter, we prune, and we plant, but why are so obsessed with gardening? Is it just a modern phenomenon or did our ancestors enjoy their gardens as much as we do? If statistics are to be believed (and Rudyard Kipling) clearly we are a people that love our gardens! According to The Horticultural Trades Association around, 8 out of 10 [...]

28 07, 2016

The Hetland Garden Centre Guide To Growing a Bumper Crop of Delicious Strawberries

July 28th, 2016|David's Gardening Tips|

Hi, David Wilson here, joint owner of Hetland Garden Centre. Here is my easy guide to growing a bumper crop of strawberries (plus a little history about this delicious and easy to grow fruit) Long thought to be an icon of the great British summer, the strawberry is in fact of French origin. To be more precise, the garden strawberries that we know today began their development when they were bred in Brittany in the 1750s [...]

4 07, 2016

The answer lies in the soil

July 4th, 2016|David's Gardening Tips|

Hi, David Wilson here, joint owner of Hetland Garden Centre. We've been busy creating a series of articles for Budding Gardeners and I thought I would also share a few handy gardening tips with you. So often when we have a gardening problem, the answer is addressed by sorting out our soil. For example, if your soil is compacted this will invariably mean that it will be poor draining and therefore retain the water, which [...]

27 06, 2016

Gardening with Kids and with limited space

June 27th, 2016|Budding Gardeners|

The third instalment of the Budding Gardeners series is for all the Mums and Dads that want to get their Budding Gardeners started but modern life makes space a bit of an issue. Gardening is for everyone, even if you don’t have a large garden. You and your children can still enjoy gardening together with limited space, all you need is some big ideas. You’re in luck, we're here to offer a helping hand (or [...]