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Tags archives: gareth-richards

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[...]

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[...]

Tomatoes

I’m excited. A big box has appeared from Spalding Plant & Bulb Company containing all manner of interesting and exciting things, not least of which are some packets of tomato s[...]

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 [...]

Orchids

Orchids. The very word conjures up exotic flowers, strange scents and an air of mystery. That or a dodgy scented bubble bath which has come from a chemical manufacturing plant, rat[...]

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 [...]

New Year, New Beginnings

January, named from the two-headed Roman god Janus who looks both forwards and backwards, is a great time to take stock in the garden. The leaves are down, everything that di[...]

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