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Tags archives: seeds

Here be giants

Late this summer, I discreetly grew a small grove of giant triffids on the allotment. Until about the end of July they blended seamlessly into their surroundings; innocent-look[...]

Sow far behind!

If you feel like you’re not up to speed with your garden, take heart. April has a horrible habit of vanishing all too quickly - it tends to be full of such inconveniences as friend[...]

Grow yourself healthy!

1. Load up on lycopene The antioxidant properties of lycopene may protect our immune cells from destructive free radicals, molecules that can harm cells and damage DNA. The best[...]

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[...]

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[...]


Adrian and I were quite intrigued with these when we were introduced to them. For those of you who may not have heard of Fuseables® they are a unique method for combining plants th[...]

In Due Season - December

Most of the work suggested for November can continue through December as long as the weather does not deteriorate. Seed catalogues will usually arrive this month, so you can sor[...]


Anyone can produce a respectable crop, bearing the following in mind. The Ten Commandments of happy vegetable growing 1. Always make sure your soil is in good heart. In spite of [...]