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Tags archives: plant

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[...]

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[...]

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[...]

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[...]

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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