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Plant Lavender Now for Gorgeous Summer Display and Fragrance

Fantastic Deal on Hidcote and Munstead hardy lavender plug plants get 72 plug plants for just £9.99 – just 14p per plant – with FREE postage!!! Lavender can be planted as a low growing hedge or in drifts, but even if you have no room for a major display you must have at least a […]

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Toadstools in Turf

Toadstools in Turf I’ve more than a passing fascination with fungi  and at this time of year they can be hard to escape – they’re literally popping up everywhere and often causing a lot of distress, especially to those lawn-loving gardeners or when they suddenly appear  in a newly mulched flower border.  So if your […]

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Great, Gorgeous Garlic!

Garlic is great, gorgeous and good for you. What more could you ask for! Autumn garlic planting  is this month and next. If you’ve only ever planted early in the year before, take it from me, you can get some great crops from autumn planting, it often forms larger bulbs and is invariably ready to harvest […]

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Growing Giant Vegetables for Beginners

How to Grow Giant Vegetables   If you’ve seen the BBC news article this week about the gardener who had his prize cabbage chopped up by accident, you may be starting to wonder how to grow huge vegetables or even how to grow giant vegetables!   Here in Wales I have been successfully growing giant […]

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Harvest Apples

Harvest apples Whether you’ve got  one apple tree in a tiny back garden or what amounts to a mini orchard, this is the time of year when you can indulge in one of my (many!) gardening passions – harvesting tree-ripe apples as the early autumn sun warms your back …and then, before you even think […]

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How to get rid of Leather Jackets – daddy-long-legs larvae

How to get rid of Leather Jackets (The insect not that awful thing your husband bought in the seventies!!) The daddy-long-legs invasion that they’re talking about in the news!!   It’s that time of year again, and my carefully manicured lawn is just full of leather jackets, and the adult crane flies (daddy-long-legs) have started […]

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Sowing Your Winter Radish

Its time to go back to seed sowing – Winter Radishes Its time to sow seeds again. I have been lax in sowing seed during the last few months; and surprisingly now I have had a sudden urge to start again. Most classic radish varieties like Scarlet globe, Sparkler or French Breakfast can still be […]

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Scything: what is it and how to scythe?

Scything: what is it and how to scythe? (excuse the featured image – couldn’t resist it 🙂 )   There seems to be a bit of a resurgence for the older gardening methods. The nation has been a bit hot under the collar with the scything on Poldark! It is also well-documented that Prince Charles […]

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