Anyone else feel as though this year has got away from them? In theory, my garden should be magnificent this year since I haven't been traveling. Somehow that's not my reality. Between a biblical plague of slugs that is STILL ongoing, crazy wet weather in spring (summer didn't even start until about a week ago)…

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It's no use trying to make spaghetti sauce if you've run out of garlic and onions. You need to plan ahead and have what you need to hand. Gardening tends to be the same way. How often have you decided to plant your containers only to discover you don't have fertilizer? Or suddenly find a…

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