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  Chitting potatoes is one of the year’s easiest jobs. It simply involves encouraging your seed potatoes to send out sprouts (chits).   Seed potatoes can be purchased from January onwards, if not before.  Always buy certified virus-free tubers.  It is unwise to use tubers you have saved from a previous crop as these can[…]

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There are jobs to be done in the garden even in the depths of winter.  However, on the dullest, darkest and frostiest days, even the hardiest horticulturist finds it preferable to stay indoors with their hands wrapped around a warm cup of tea.  On these days there is much that can be achieved from the[…]

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  Poinsettias – all you need to know Poinsettias are the traditional houseplants that adorn our Christmas floral displays. They are more properly called Euphorbia Pulcherrima and are members of the Spurge family. They are indigenous to Mexico and Central America in the deciduous tropical forests. The common English name Poinsettia is derived from the[…]

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