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Gardening for beginners


Many people do not have the knowledge or confidence to be able to carry out planting design for their own borders.  They may not know which plants grow well in the site available, for instance do they grow well in sun, shade, clay soils, seaside locations etc. They may not know when each of their[…]

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Frozen peas pale into insignificance in comparison to your own, freshly harvested peas from the garden or allotment. They are also a crop that takes up relatively little space and are an excellent crop for the cooler U.K climate. Choosing Varieties Mangetout and Sugarsnap varieties are easiser to grow than shelling peas.  Round peas are[…]

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You may have heard many people talk of how important it is to preserve our population of bees, but why? Well, nearly 85% of food crops for humans are pollinated by bees.  Many cattle fodder crops are also pollinated by bees. The plants they pollinate also create food and shelter for other wildlife.  It is[…]

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  Here I would like to introduce you to some of the best Geraniums (strictly called Pelargoniums) that have been bred in recent years. They are a little bit special and differ from our traditional Zonal Geraniums. Below are some of the fantastic qualities I see in them:- Delightful bicoloured blooms repeatedly throughout summer when[…]

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