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Category archives: Gardening with Expert Gardener Gareth Richards

Watery Wisdom

The change over the last month on the allotment has been incredible. Where before was bare soil and neat little rows of seedlings there’s now a lush jungle. My sweetcorn plants hav[...]

It's Showtime

For many of us garden industry insiders, May, June and July are the busiest months of the year. It’s ironic that the moment your own patch needs you the most is the time when you’r[...]

Alien vs Predator

Strange beasties are afoot in the fennel; looking like some sort of miniature extra-terrestrials. They have sinister black and orange markings, seeming to me halfway between a scor[...]

The Late Late Sow

  Midsummer’s day came and went, much like England’s world cup dreams. For me the sadness of shortening days is tempered by the joy of much less chat about football. No[...]

The War On Slugs - Part 2

Following on from last week’s guide to mollusc-bashing, here are some more ways to banish slugs from your garden. The War on Slugs has three fronts. The chemical (poisoning with[...]

The War On Slugs - Part 1

Slugs, the one thing all gardeners can agree on. The bêtes noires of borders from Brighton to Birmingham? Right? Well, no, actually...  Here in the UK we have around 30 native s[...]

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[...]

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