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Author archives: David

The Chelsea Chop

“Oh so you’ve done the Chelsea Chop have you?” - accompanied by a knowing nod of approval and a slight air of smugness. It’s one of those gardening rites of passage, a little piece[...]

Chooks - Part 2

My last minute twilight panics over netting staples and wire gave way to sunny morning, the kind that makes it look as though the world has been washed overnight.  A car full of fr[...]

Herbs

  Herbs are the icing on the gardener’s cake. They’re that ‘little extra something’ that you don’t really need, but yet... they’re one of the types of plant that almost[...]

Tulip Mania Continues

Our tulip mania continues – Adrian and I have been so in awe of our tulips this year that we feel we must do a follow up on our last tulip blog and share some photos with you. The [...]

To Pot Or Not To Pot?

“Can I grow it in a pot?” is possibly the gardening question I get asked most frequently of all. As gardens get ever-smaller and people get ever more keen to do a bit o[...]

Chooks - Part 1

When people ask me what’s the secret of successful gardening, I often reply ‘think of your garden like a pet’. Just as you’d take your dog on a daily walk, rather than on jus[...]

The Late Sow

Spring is now well in its stride and the fun kids have started to arrive at the garden party. Not the early, hardy stalwarts like cabbages and swedes; this exotic, heat-loving bunc[...]

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