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Tags archives: spring

Daffodils

Daffodils. There can be few flowers which conjure up such an instant, well-defined image: cheery ranks of bright yellow knee-high flowers in mid-April. For many people that’s where[...]

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 2

Following on from last week’s guide to mollusc-bashing, here are some more ways to banish slugs from your garden. The War on Slugs has three fronts. The chemical (poisoning with[...]

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[...]

The Chelsea Chop

“Oh so you’ve done the Chelsea Chop have you?” - accompanied by a knowing nod of approval and a slight air of smugness. It’s one of those gardening rites of passage, a little piece[...]

Herbs

  Herbs are the icing on the gardener’s cake. They’re that ‘little extra something’ that you don’t really need, but yet... they’re one of the types of plant that almost[...]

To Pot Or Not To Pot?

“Can I grow it in a pot?” is possibly the gardening question I get asked most frequently of all. As gardens get ever-smaller and people get ever more keen to do a bit o[...]

Chooks - Part 1

When people ask me what’s the secret of successful gardening, I often reply ‘think of your garden like a pet’. Just as you’d take your dog on a daily walk, rather than on jus[...]

The Late Sow

Spring is now well in its stride and the fun kids have started to arrive at the garden party. Not the early, hardy stalwarts like cabbages and swedes; this exotic, heat-loving bunc[...]

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