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Traditionally most of the world’s forced rhubarb was grown in West Yorkshire in forcing sheds in an area called the rhubarb triangle. It can however be successfully forced in our home gardens or allotments. Two to three year old crowns (roots) should be used.  In December or January the crowns should be covered with a[…]

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try { window._mNHandle.queue.push(function (){ window._mNDetails.loadTag("235786757", "728x90", "235786757"); }); } catch (error) {} Some of you who are beginners in gardening may have thought that any rhubarb you buy is just the same old variety.  This could not be further from the truth.  The breeders have been hard at work creating this brand new, superior variety[...]

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Gardening has always been a traditional pastime with methods handed down through generations.  However maybe for some it is time to break the mould and step into the 21st century with the latest smart technology available to us.  The smart technology we talk about here is not going against the important knowledge that our predecessors[…]

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If you have been lucky enough to holiday in warmer climes you can bring a touch of the Mediterranean home to your conservatory, house, greenhouse or summer patio with citrus plants . Their scented blooms will evoke memories of happy, relaxed times.  They are evergreen and also have the benefit of flowering and fruiting, giving[…]

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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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