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Tags archives: compost

Muck & Magic

I have a confession to make. As a ‘professional gardener’ I haven’t used good old-fashioned farmyard manure in years. No trailers of stinky muck have been deposited on the dr[...]

Spring Cleaning Your Garden

After a week’s holiday I strutted around the garden on Sunday like a horticultural Victor Meldrew. Having said that, the cries of “I don’t BELIEEEEVE IT!” were generally ones[...]

Feeling Fruity

February may seem like a strange time to be thinking about growing fruit, but it’s actually the ideal moment to get going if you fancy a summer full of luscious juicy berri[...]

The Peat Issue

A decade ago, if you wanted to use peat in the garden, you did so with a clear conscience. Then some of our best-known media gardening pundits suddenly became aware that a lot [...]

Seed and potting composts

With an abundance of soil all around you it is tempting to use this if you want to plant things in containers, or re-pot existing ones. After all, it is free, so what’s the point o[...]

Make your own Compost

Make a Compost Heap September is a good month to clean up the garden. All 'waste' you can use for your own compost heap. Advantages: no fertiliser costs, less rubbish bags, less[...]

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