Just like myself, most gardeners worry about their plants when there is threat of frosts. Frost can damage, harm and kill crops. There are some things you can do though for protecting plants from frost.
Frost often happens when the night is still and clear, when air temperature is almost freezing. When temperature is almost freezing, the plant’s surface temperature has a tendency to dip below freezing point. Under this situation …Read More
Back in March this year I was approached by Rachel Morgan from Bakker’s marketing department and asked if I wanted them to run a competition for my many Twitter followers. Not really sure what it would involve I said why not. Little did I know how successful it would be for Bakker, myself and the lucky winner of the £50 box of goodies, Jane Rogers!
Nor did I realise too that …Read More
Led Zeppelin is on in the back ground and the coffee table is swamped by a Swiss cheese plant… No you haven’t just stepped back in time, the 1970’s style is set to take interiors by storm this year ( and Zeppelin never went away).
From shag pile rugs, to colourful velvet sofas and house plants in abundance, there’s something to excite everyone about this fun 70s décor style revival.
So, dust …Read More
It’s the Wimbledon final and time to be ironically British! Strawberries and cream are the done thing, however here at Bakker UK we fancied a touch of decadence this Sunday!
I am blessed to have several well established strawberry plants in my garden fruiting abundantly in the Lincolnshire sunshine! These will certainly come in handy with this recipe.
This simple strawberry pudding is a mixture of strawberries layered with whipped cream, shaved …Read More
Who wouldn’t want some extraordinary bulbs ready to spice up your spring?
Here we have our top ten, chosen for a long display of colour, vigour and fun!
Every bulb offers something different! They will certainly stand out in the spring sunshine. With a wide variety of colour, shapes and sizes, they really are perfect to be planted in your borders, patio pots and homes!
There are so many spring bulbs to choose …Read More
Scotland’s hugely anticipated garden festival – Gardening Scotland – will once again open its doors to the public at the Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh, from 2nd-4th June 2017.
Welcoming more than 35,000 people, the three-day event is a celebration of all things related to the great outdoors, attracting novice and expert gardeners, foodies, nature lovers and families looking for a fun and action-packed day out.
Bakker.com is the proud sponsor of the …Read More
Spring is upon us and that means it’s the perfect time to give our gardens some much needed love and attention after the cold, winter months. It also provides an opportunity to redesign gardens and put in that pond you’ve been thinking about. Maybe you already have one but you need some help bringing it to life. To help, Dave Hulse, Tetra’s Technical Consultant has popped together some key tips …Read More
Do you fancy something a little different with your lamb this Easter?
Here is a easy winning recipe for just that!
Crispy Rosemary Potatoes
For 4 hearty eaters you will need.
2kg white potatoes
140g butter melted
Small springs of rosemary
Sea salt or rock salt (if you have it)
1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Slice peeled potatoes as finely as possible, preferably on a mandolin, if you don’t have one, use a very sharp …Read More
This is the first blog I have written for Bakker! I have bought quite a few new plants this year as there always seems to be a unique collection available. Some of you may have heard of my multi-award winning garden on the south coast. It’s called Driftwood and is situated midway between Brighton and Eastbourne. There is nothing between the garden and the sea, a quarter of a mile …Read More
Now that we are into the new year Spring seems just around the corner. Some days the weather can be such that all you want to do is stay indoors – thats fine – you can use this time to read through the seed catalogues and decide what you are going to grow for the new season. As well as this you can also map out your garden and decide …Read More