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Tags archives: gardening

Ponds

Fishing some rubbish out of the pond on my allotment a couple of weeks ago I was surprised to see what I thought were three small fish in the bottom of the net... and then even mor[...]

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[...]

Seedy delights

There’s something almost biblical about sowing seeds into bare earth. It’s a gentle, yet powerful act, silent yet significant. I feel as though it’s the moment in the gardening cal[...]

Summer Bulbs

February is a cruel month. More often than not (and I have a feeling that this year will be no exception) it taunts us with promise - buds bursting, early bulbs poking through the [...]

Eager for Spring to Start!

With all the bad weather around we were very lucky in this corner of the UK to enjoy a relatively dry weekend. After all the wet and cold weather I felt a sense of freedo[...]

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[...]

Feathered Friends

I was sat in a sad old garden chair on my allotment late on a Sunday afternoon in January, looking at my piles of apple tree prunings and the soggy remains of last season’s growth [...]

Beating Blue Monday

Earlier this week we had what the media love to call ‘Blue Monday’ - the supposedly-most-depressing day of the year. Gardeners could be forgiven getting swept up in the senti[...]

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