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Fruit and veg gardening


The dreaded slugs can be the bane of the gardener’s or allotment holder’s life, munching away at our prized flowers and crops while we are in our beds. The vile creatures can also carry lungworm parasite that can be extremely harmful to our dogs. Controlling them can be difficult as many of our garden chemicals[…]

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  In recent years vegetable plant suppliers have been offering the gardener grafted vegetable plants.  This simply means that the best vegetable varieties have been taken and grafted on to a very vigorous rootstock.  This method has been used for many years with fruit trees for example to change the vigour of an apple tree[…]

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Whether you are an avid seasoned gardener or a novice there is always new things to be learnt and events to be enjoyed.  Here we bring you a range of courses and events arranged by the renowned TV presenter and garden and food writer Sarah Raven.  From cut flower gardening to vegetable gardening there is[…]

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  Many of the new season’s seed ranges are available online now or in the coming weeks.  If you are anything like me you will derive great pleasure from trawling through the new seed selections and, with baited breath, you will be eager to discover the latest breeding in flowers for your summer displays and[…]

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Watering plants manually during dry spells is time-consuming as they should be “deep-watered” so the water penetrates to the roots, but is essential to keep them alive and well. Wafting water over the foliage of a plant may make you feel virtuous, but does nothing for the plants! Plants that have been in the garden[…]

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