Autumn planting in your garden

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Autumn planting in your garden

Posted 08 / 09 / 2019

I love the start of autumn – I love the crisp, bright air, the quality of the light and the promise of cosy evenings. That said, it’s heart-wrenching to bid farewell to summer! Through the start of September (in the UK at least), our summer bedding displays are beginning to reach the end of the […]

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Five common gardening myths: debunked!

Posted 17 / 08 / 2019

There’s a real value in conventional wisdom that’s been handed down over generations. But there are some gardener’s gospels that we take at face value – when, perhaps, we shouldn’t. These nuggets of knowledge might have started off with the very best of intention and become distorted over time, but often they’re based on sheer […]

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Looking after your garden during your holiday

Posted 13 / 08 / 2019

It’s a lovely treat if you’re able to get away on holiday over the summer, but a niggling question may be at the back of your mind: how can I look after my garden whilst I’m away? It’s true there’s no substitute for being able to tend your garden yourself, and if you’re¬†extremely lucky you […]

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Preserving fresh herbs at home

Posted 23 / 07 / 2019

If you’ve been following me for a while, you’ll know that I’m a BIG advocate of home-growing herbs, fruits and veggies. Preserving fresh herbs allows you to enjoy their vibrant, fragrant flavour all year round, and it’s really easy to do. In this article I’ll take you through three simple methods of preserving at home. […]

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Veg growing for foodies: a guide

Posted 08 / 07 / 2019

One of the purest joys in my life is tucking into some fresh, delicious vegetables that I’ve grown in my garden. There’s a real satisfaction in growing beautiful, healthy produce from tiny seeds, and in truth it really isn’t some kind of secret art. If you’ve got a bit of space, chances are you’ll be […]

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Five tips for small garden design

Posted 25 / 06 / 2019

When we think of an English garden, our minds may wander to the sweeping tennis lawns and rambling rose beds of country manor houses – but in reality, a UK garden is usually a much more modest affair. As a gardener I’m really drawn to smaller gardens as they pose such a challenge in the […]

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