My gardening successes

My pear crop is very good most years

Hopefully some of my past successes will inspire you to get your gardening gloves on and have a go.

I do a lot of experimenting, this is the page of things that worked out well and the next page is those things that didn't!

Last years tomatoes and melons were amazing.

And some more 

And some pink beauties

I successfully grow pineapples in Yorkshire. Not big but delicious.

My figs are regular croppers.

Below: I have recently taken up mushroom growing.

I can wholeheartedly recommend the growing of mushrooms if you like them.

Below: And I don't even like Brussel sprouts.

Last year as part of a trial I grew Aubergines or Eggplant indoors through the winter.

Below: There's nothing like a pear at the peak of perfection.

The redcurrants in full fruit.

Below: The Yellow jets have been good for years.

This article was updated on November 4, 2023

John Hayes

I developed a love of gardening at a young age and would often help my grandfather in the garden. I like to think I am a a talented gardener with a passion for plants. I have a particular interested in growing native plants and wildflowers without the use of chemicals and artificial fertilisers. I think most people can grow something for themselves even in the tiniest spaces and that doing so has many benefits for the mind and body.

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