Potting up and potting on

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Potting up and potting on

Posted 13 / 04 / 2020

For me, potting up is one of the most exciting springtime garden jobs. This is when you introduce seedlings or rooted cuttings to their first pot – their first home! If you’ve been sowing seeds or propagating cuttings in your greenhouse, around April time they will be ready to pot up. Often, people I speak […]

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Growing your own bonsai tree

Posted 08 / 03 / 2020

The Japanese word bon-sai literally translates to ‘planted in a container’, and this peaceful and attractive art form is the practice of training tree seedlings into attractive miniature shapes. Bonsai has been around for over a thousand years, originating in China and being reinterpreted in Zen buddhism. Buying your own bonsai tree is an easy way […]

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Unusual flower choices this Valentine’s Day

Posted 11 / 02 / 2020

Valentine’s Day comes around each year, with the promise of blossoming love, candlelit dinners and romantic gestures that bring a bit of brightness to this grey season. The roots of St Valentine’s Day aren’t as warm and cosy though – it’s named after the 3rd-century Roman priest Valentinus, who was executed on February 14th. It […]

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3 festive wreath decorating projects

Posted 09 / 12 / 2019

A sure sign that Christmas is around the corner are all the beautiful festive wreaths we see decking front doors and windows. I love them! Whether you’re a Christmas traditionalist or a minimal fashionista, there are festive wreath decorations you can easily make by hand and display with pride. And the really good part? It’s […]

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Creating a windowsill salad and herb garden

Posted 11 / 11 / 2019

A misconception I often hear from my friends who want to get into growing veg is that they ‘don’t have enough space’. The good news is, you don’t need loads of space to grow your own fresh salad and herbs. An indoor windowsill herb garden is a great way to utilise often wasted space, bring […]

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Autumn pond care in your garden

Posted 26 / 10 / 2019

Ponds are a great addition to any plot, adding interest and dimension whilst welcoming a huge range of garden wildlife. It’s a real delight to spot frogs, tadpoles, fish and even bird life enjoying themselves in and around the pond all year round! Any proud established pond owner will know that they involve a little […]

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