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Climbers; filling vertical gaps in your garden

Gardening Tip – For the week 18th   July – 24th July planting Climbers Filling in the vertical gaps in your garden with Climbers Many people spend the long winter evening planning next years garden, nowadays, we have an advantage,  with digital photography there is no limit of the amount of photos you can take, so […]

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Gerbera

Gerbera – Flower of The Week

Gardening  Week 18th  July – 24th July The weather man tells us that clearer skies are on the horizon, but for the past fortnight there has not been a day that the heavens  have not opened showering upon us their anger. The bedding plants that managed to show some colour between showers immediately lost their petals […]

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Dealing with Ants

  Red ants or black ants, in terms of nuisance value in the garden, I regard them as equal! True they don’t actually eat your plants but they can prove pretty unpleasant if they start to colonise areas where you like to sit or, worse still, to sit and eat or drink! In addition they […]

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Landscaping tips and tricks

Landscaping is the art of creating an aesthetically appealing garden that is also functional. The elements of landscaping can include a wide and diverse array of features including plants, stones and rocks, trees and structures. When it comes down to landscaping some will choose to pay a professional to design and create a landscaped garden, […]

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Low maintenance garden design ideas

For many of us, the garden is a haven, within which we spend many hours toiling with various elements to create a sanctuary of colour, smells and aesthetic appeal. However for some, although the desire is there, the will may not be for a variety of reasons. That is when people look at how to […]

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rhubarb

Do we have to stop picking rhubarb now?

Gardening Tip – For the week 11th   July – 17th July Do we have to stop picking rhubarb now? The answer in the texts books is yes, but recently things might have changed. Rhubarb (Rheum x Hybridum) can be seen on nearly every allotment in some far flung corner. It delights us with being one […]

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Flower of the week from YOUR garden to YOUR table: Ligustrum

Gardening  Week 11th  July – 17th July As I walked down the street this week I knew that regardless of all the rain we have had, the scent of summer has definitely finally arrived. Now what scent do I mean? Well, in a street lined with well kept gardens you are unlikely to find this […]

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lincolnshire wolds

Weekend Gardening 9th and 10th July 

  Weather forecast for this weekend: The weather in the East Midlands this weekend is forecast to be cloudy and muggy on Saturday with occasional, heavy rain. Sunday will feel fresher with the presence of the wind and scattered showers, but there is the promise of sunshine! Sunday is probably your best chance of a […]

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dwarf french beans

Growing Dwarf French Beans

Dwarf French Beans Tasty, tender and bearing no resemblance to the tough (and often rather undesirable!)  offerings from the supermarket. That’s home grown French beans, a terribly simple crop which you can still sow from seed now.  There are lots of different varieties of French Beans available and I can’t say that I have any […]

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herb gardening

Herb gardening for beginners

  The fact is that herbs have become an extremely popular form of plant grown at home and in the garden. Herbs are used for various reasons for food flavouring and on occasion for medicinal purposes. Whatever the reasons are for growing herbs, there are a few simple steps to take to ensure that your […]

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