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Author archives: David

Strong with the wind!

January 2015 has brought with it the strongest winds we have seen in the UK for quite some time! Now, don't get me wrong, I would prefer this to the cold white stuff any day. H[...]

Grow your own…mistletoe

Mistletoe is a strange and mysterious plant. Growing high off the ground with no roots and remaining stubbornly green throughout the whole winter, its white berries shine out a[...]

The year that was... 2014

  2014 was the year where I discovered the joy of growing crops (except squashes) from my own saved seeds; three characterful, mischievous chickens joined me at the allotme[...]

Hello Vera!

Said in a mock cockney accent, Aloe vera is one plant name which always makes me laugh. It’s also one of my desert island plants…beautiful, tough, reliable and above all, useful. [...]

Endangered plants

We've all heard about the most endangered animals. Creatures like the critically endangered black rhinoceros are famous, and in some cases have been reduced to just a handful of in[...]

Christmas made easy.

We have looked at the trials and tribulations of the Poinsettia recently and all that is needed to keep one happy and most importantly alive! This blog looks at the easier opti[...]

HELP..... I have a Poinsettia!

I love Christmassy plants around my home, poinsettias in particular are a real festive treat, however, they can be tricky to look after and keep going. I often think the label [...]

Everybody loves a freebie

Christmas is coming… and if like me, you feel like all your spare cash is evaporating faster than courgettes turn to marrows in July, then read on. This week’s blog is about the fr[...]

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