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Plum Tree

Gardening Tip – Making Fruit Trees Fruit – Easy Pruning Techniques:

For the week of 20th – 26th June. When we have a fruit tree that is not producing fruit as it should, I always say we should look at the fruit tree as if it were a human being.  It wants to have children,  but it first would like to enjoy life, it will therefore […]

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Garden roses

Gardening  Week 20th June – Amazing Tips for Rose Growing in the UK

Grow The Perfect Rose This week’s flower needs no introduction – it is the most loved flower and the world’s most frequently bought cut flower. But although the flower bought in the shops bears the same name as the one we are about to write about, it is missing one of the main characteristics of this […]

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rhododendrons

Gardening  Week  13th  – 19th June – Rhododendrons

I never intended including such a common shrub, as a rhododendron as an ornament for my home. I always thought, who bother to bring a flower that is available everywhere, and exists in nearly every garden, into my house .  But I changed my mind when  I walked past  a friends garden in my neighbourhood […]

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Gardening Tip of the Week – Plant Out, Now or Never

For the week of 13th – 19th June. It is mid June and the thermometer should now show double figures even through the nights  until September. This is the growing period for most of our vegetables and  choice plants on the allotment. My polytunnel is bursting with plants that are outgrowing their pots and crying […]

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potatoes in pots

Gardening Tip for the week 7th – 13th June

Is it too late to plant potatoes? No one can be unsuccessful with growing potatoes  – just put a potato in the ground and it will multiply  within a few months. ( I once forgot to plant a bag of potato seed and they grew a few small potatoes at the end of their roots […]

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Flower of the week from YOUR garden to YOUR table 6th – 12th June.

Herbaceous perennials are the group of plants that die down completely in the winter but their rhizomes or bulbs stay in the soil and surprise us with a new flush of leaves and flowers next summer.  Quite a few perennials have reached their flowering stage by the second week in June, but few can surpass […]

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Choisya ternata

Flower of the week 30th May. From YOUR garden to YOUR table

We had one really warm afternoon this past week and I took the brief opportunity to sit and relax in my garden. Even before I looked towards the shrub pictured, the strong aroma of its flowers drifted towards me. It has all the merits to be classed as the ‘perfect garden  shrub’ –it is evergreen,  […]

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bedding plants

Tip for the week :  30th May – 5th June. Buying bedding Plants

Buying Bedding Plants  It has become a ritual for many of us to spend end of May Bank Holiday with a trip down to the garden centre to seek out our summer bedding plants. The frosts have gone until next autumn and our gardens can once again be adorned with these brilliant flowers. Whether it […]

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lilac

Flower of the week 23 – 30 May. From YOUR garden to YOUR table!

At this time of the year when the seasons are changing, the spring bulbs are now past their best and the summer flowers have not yet emerged, I like to  turn to flowering shrubs to enhance my home . Flowering shrubs are so under rated as flowers for the home, this is  because they are […]

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marrow plants

Gardening Tip of the Week 23rd-30th May

The weather forecast has been kind to us this week and it forecasts over 7 degrees at night even for the Northern Counties. This should eliminate the risk of frost and it is time to plant out your courgette plants. I would wait a couple of weeks with outdoor cucumber plants as they are slightly […]

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