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Tags archives: planting

Hurray for bank holidays!

I love nothing more on a bank holiday than to get out in my garden! I am really hoping for some good weather ( not too hot, please ) as I have a list as long as my arm and really n[...]

Good Bulbs, Weather and Company

Saturday What more can you ask for on a Saturday afternoon? Adrian and I have been planning a get together for planting and today’s the day. Our order from Bakker Spalding has a[...]

The Late Late Sow

  Midsummer’s day came and went, much like England’s world cup dreams. For me the sadness of shortening days is tempered by the joy of much less chat about football. No[...]

The War On Slugs - Part 1

Slugs, the one thing all gardeners can agree on. The bêtes noires of borders from Brighton to Birmingham? Right? Well, no, actually...  Here in the UK we have around 30 native s[...]

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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