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Tags archives: garden

From root to fruit!

Whether you have acres and acres of countryside, or a high-rise balcony, we all have space to grow our own strawberries! As the nation’s favourite fruit to grow, you really are mis[...]

New chooks on the block

The memorial service was short - just a couple of dozen well-wishers and a brief eulogy from a local Archbishop. RIP Battina the ex-battery hen.   Joking aside, I was rea[...]

A long wait for a kiss

Funny, isn’t it, how some plants overwhelm you with their abundance of growth, while others are so slow they make you wonder whether they’re still alive.   My home-grown [...]

Salad days

It might seem weird, writing about salads as we career headlong into the darkest days of the year. But trust me, there’s plenty to be munching on, if you know where to look and wha[...]

For the love of… frost?

I missed it. Dahlias frazzled and a thick layer of ice in the water butts were the only clues as I wrenched myself out of the house and hurried to the allotment into the watery lig[...]

Plants for new gardens

It’s a common conundrum - where on earth to start in a new garden. It’s exactly this problem that I’m facing, two months after moving into a house with just a bare patch of gravel [...]

360 extravagance!

On first inspection you may wonder why you have been gifted a box of tissues – for the packaging of these supersized bulbs is often akin to our nasal wiping friends’ holder. But fe[...]

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