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Fruit and veg gardening


  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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  • World’s largest flower show teams up with one of Britain’s most renowned chefs Raymond Blanc to highlight home grown produce • Simple, fun growing methods and recipe ideas showcased across the show (2-8 July) • New Community Garden aims to inspire all ages to get involved in gardening together • Tempting new Dig[…]

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Borough Market, Franchi Seeds and the Eden Project are joining forces to create an abundant kitchen garden for the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower show, running from 3rd – 8th July. The Kitchen Garden is a collaboration between Borough Market, Britain’s most renowned food market; Franchi Seeds of Italy, the oldest family seed company in[…]

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Nemasys natural fruit and veg protection nematodes are a marvellous way to treat pests in your fruit and vegetable garden. They are safe for food crops, suitable for organic crops and will not harm pets, children, wildlife or bees.  It involves introducing pathogenic nematodes which are natural enemies of many of our dreaded garden pests[…]

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Mulching simply involves adding an extra layer of material to the surface of your soil. The benefits of doing so are as follows:- Retains moisture in the soil Suppresses weeds Protects soil structure in heavy rain and excessive foot traffic Moderates the temperature of the soil and the air just above Keeps crops above clean[…]

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As spring calls out to the green-fingered with its promise of warmer weather, now’s the perfect time to start planting crops in your garden. But of course, in 2018 that may be somewhat of a presumptuous statement to make. With the notorious Housing Crisis plaguing the nation, to the younger generation the idea of owning[…]

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